15 Nov - 5 Jan 2020 Age guide: 3 - 7

A Unicorn and New Perspectives Production

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

INSIDE A MODERN FAIRYTALE.

  • Based on the book by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Adapted by Jack McNamara
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    Under 18s:
     From £12
    Adults: From £18
    Offers: Multi-buy & Previews

Age guide: 3 - 7 Duration: Approx 50 mins

INSIDE A MODERN FAIRYTALE.

★★★★ 'Extremely amusing stage adaptation' Time Out
★★★★★ 'A fabulous piece for theatre for young audiences.' Within Her Words
★★★★ Theatre-news.com
'A perfectly festive show to get stuck into this winter.' The Young Londoner
'A perfect treat for Christmas.' Angels and Urchins

One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. ‘Oh woe’ says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But then we discover Duck, who was, until Mouse arrived, taking a nap.

As it turns out, it’s pretty nice living inside the belly of the beast with a new friend. There’s delicious food, dancing and – better still – no more fear of being eaten!

Meanwhile, outside in the forest, things aren’t quite as rosy for Wolf who is being stalked by a hunter. Realising their fates are intertwined, Duck and Mouse hatch a winning plan…

Join us this Christmas for the stage adaptation of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s brilliantly subversive picture book which finds joy and friendship in the darkest and most unusual of places.
 
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IN THE PRESS

★★★★★ 'The production's integrity is at such a high level'. Within Her Words

★★★★ 'A delightfully bizarre, deadpan story, realised in McNamara’s production by a splendid cast.' Time Out

★★★★ 'Excellent.' Theatre-news.com

'A warm and witty watching experience, elevated by charming performances' The Stage

'Funny and absurd in equal measure, the play is a perfect treat for Christmas.' Angels and Urchins

'A perfectly festive show to get stuck into this winter.' The Young Londoner

'Cut by humour and a clever twist'. Lyn Gardner for Stage Door

ABOUT THE BOOK

Press on the book:

‘Perfection on a page.’ Daily Mail

‘A subversive delight.’ The Guardian

‘A hilarious and surreal story ... A witty lesson in how to make the most of disaster.’The Herald

‘A treat for adults and children alike.’ The Irish Times

‘A deliciously dark and completely absurd story ... Told with devilish wit and illustrated with fearsome prowess this is contemporary fable telling at its very best.’ WRD magazine

FOR SCHOOLS

Suitable for Nursery - School Year 2
£12 for fee-paying schools
£10 non-fee school (plus offers from £7)
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

ARE YOU A WOLF, A DUCK OR A MOUSE? WORKSHOP

Fri 20 Dec at 12.15pm | Fri 3 Jan at 3.45pm
For ages 3 - 7 | 45 mins | £12 for 1 adult & 1 child

Get the whole family on stage. We're taking the themes of the show and making our own moves. Can your duck dance or your mouse move?

To book online, add tickets for the show to your basket on a matching date & add the workshop as a 'Suggested Extra'. To book the workshop on its own, please call the Box Office. This event is part of UpClub+.

TICKET INFO

Tickets: £12 - £22 under 18s / £18 - £28 adults (afternoons offer lowest prices, holiday weekends & 20-24 Dec at top price. Holiday dates 19 Dec - 5 Jan)

Prices subject to demand:
 ticket prices will incrementally increase on popular performances. Book early to get the best price.

WAYS TO SAVE

Previews (15 - 22 Nov): £12 under 18s / adults

Multi-Buy Offer: save 15% by booking two or more different shows in our Aug '19 - Jul '20 season at the same time.

Offer applies automatically at checkout & is subject to availability. Excludes workshops/events & other offers. Where you have different numbers of tickets across shows, the discount may only apply to part of your booking.

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Relaxed Performances are open to everyone but particularly support children with additional needs. Adjustments are made to sound and lighting and there is a chill-out space. 

If you are attending the Relaxed performance of The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse, you may find our visual story guide useful.

 

Relaxed Performance
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 11.00
Sunday 29 December 2019, 14.30
Thursday 2 January 2020, 13.30

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Cast
Samuel Buttery
Varun Raj
Cath Whitefield
 
Creative Team
By Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Adapted and Directed by Jack McNamara
Designed by Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting designed by Robbie Butler
Composed and sound designed by Arun Ghosh

CREDITS

THE WOLF, THE DUCK AND THE MOUSE. Text copyright © 2017 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA

Production photography by Robert Day

 

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