About I Wish

Life's not fair(y-tales)

'A gorgeous, glittery, dazzling delight of a musical that reimagines what theatre for young audiences can be like' Everything Theatre

'Magical fairytale for young audiences' The Stage

In many a fairy-story there are wishes granted and fairy-tale endings – but what if your wishes come true in surprising ways?

Meet the Wish Giver who journeys into a fairy-tale world of hopes, dreams and unintended consequences…

This fantastical, playful one-person show, filled with song, tells a new fable for our times – one of self-discovery, acceptance and joy.

I Wish is co-created by internationally acclaimed theatre artist and singer Le Gateau Chocolat with Unicorn’s Artistic Director Rachel Bagshaw, with original music and lyrics by Seiriol Davies.

Le Gateau Chocolat’s stage work includes a UK tour of his hit children’s show Duckie and performances at the world’s most iconic venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera House.

A Unicorn Production in association with Le Gateau Chocolat.

Thank you to pupils at Loughborough Primary and Oasis Academy Johanna for supporting the development ofI Wish through our Engagement Programme.

You can find the Visual Story for this show here.


Wed 27 Mar- Sun 21 Apr

Under 18s £11.50 - £17.50 / Adults £14.50 - £23.50

Previews: Under 18s from £11.50 / Adults from £14.50

Sadly, due to ill health, Le Gateau Chocolat is currently unable to perform in I Wish at the Unicorn. However, we’re delighted that Jordan Laviniere will be playing the role until further notice.


  • Jordan Laviniere

  • Julian Clary


Creative Team

  • Created by Le Gateau Chocolat, Rachel Bagshaw and Seiriol Davies
  • Performed by Jordan Laviniere
  • Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
  • Music and Lyrics by Seiriol Davies
  • Designed by Ryan Dawson Laight
  • Movement Direction by Mark Smith
  • Lighting and Video Design by Sarah Readman
  • Arrangements and Musical Direction by David Merriman
  • Sound Design by Holly Khan