About The Bolds

Extra performance added

We’re excited to announce an extra performance on 31 Dec at 3pm. We want to ensure as many children as possible get a chance to enjoy the show, and invite you to come celebrate New Year's Eve with The Bolds. Tickets are on sale now, and you can also read more about how we're keeping our audiences safe.


Written and adapted for the stage by Julian Clary
Songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace
Arrangements and incidental music by Simon Wallace
Directed by Lee Lyford

The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference… They’re hyenas!

How long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats? Join Mr and Mrs Bold, Betty and Bobby, as they navigate work, school and friends, all whilst trying to keep up their disguise.

With live music, songs and adventures​, this brand new Christmas show revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary. ​

With special thanks to Charles Holloway for his support of this production.


"A genuine Christmas cracker."


"It will delight youngsters and parents alike."
The Telegraph


"Sheer joy radiates on The Unicorn Theatre main stage."
Broadway World


"An absolute delight."
The Times


"So much fun to be had here."
Everything Theatre


"A shining example of thoughtful theatre for kids, and the hoots of laughter through this show from the young audience proved it."
Reviews Hub

Ticket info

Tickets £12 - £20 under 18s / £18 - £26 adults (concs. £3 off)
Restricted view: £4 off
Holiday weekends and 18 - 24 Dec at top price. Holidays 18 - 31 Dec.
Previews 14 - 24 Nov: all adult tickets £14 / all under 18 tickets £12


From Monday 20 December, we are launching a high-quality filmed version of The Bolds, for free, on our YouTube channel. We want to ensure that all children have access to creative, imaginative and hopeful theatre experiences, and are so pleased that as many families as possible will get a chance to enjoy this festive five-star show. In light of the current situation, we’re extending The Bolds Online for a further two weeks, until 11 January.

Christmas gift ideas - The Bolds books

Bring The Bolds home with you by buying a book with your show tickets.

The Bolds (Paperback)—£7.99
The Bolds Go Green (Hardback)—£12.99
The Bolds Christmas Cracker (Paperback)—£6.99

Special offer:
Buy all 3 books for £25

Books are available to buy when booking your show tickets online.


We have been granted the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark, which certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Read more about how we're keeping you safe in the pandemic.


lllustration by David Roberts
Production photography by Ellie Kurttz

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  • David Ahmad

    Mr Bold
  • Amanda Gordon

    Mrs Bold
  • Sam Swann

    Bobby Bold
  • Mae Munuo

    Betty Bold
  • Sam Pay

    Mr McNumpty
  • Charity Bedu-Addo

  • Jon Trenchard

    Uncle Tony

Creative Team

  • Written and adapted for the stage by Julian Clary
  • Songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace
  • Arrangements and incidental music by Simon Wallace
  • Directed by Lee Lyford
  • Designed by James Button
  • Lighting Design by Anna Watson
  • Sound Design by Dinah Mullen
  • Choreography by Natasha Harrison
  • Assistant Director Ewa Dina
  • Fight Director Bethan Clarke