About The Bolds

A Christmas cracker of a family show!

★★★★★ A genuine Christmas cracker WhatsOnStage

★★★★ An unbridled joy The Stage

★★★★ Sparkling… will delight youngsters and parents alike The Telegraph

★★★★ An absolute delight The Times

★★★★ A shining example of thoughtful theatre for kids ReviewsHub

Julian Clary’s adaptation of his best-selling book The Bolds returns this Christmas following huge critical success when it was first presented in 2021.

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

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

Combining live music and songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace, The Bolds will have you laughing like a bunch of, well, hyenas, in a show which revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary.

Julian Clary’s series of children’s books is a Sunday Times best-seller having sold over half a million copies worldwide.

A Unicorn Production

With special thanks to Charles Holloway, Christmas Production Partner.


Sat 11 Nov – Sun 31 Dec

Under 18s £10.50 - £22.50 / Adults £12.50 - £31.50

Previews: Under 18s from £10.50 / Adults from £12.50

Production photos by Ikin Yum


  • Georgina Goodchild

    Minnie and Ena
  • Amanda Gordon

    Mrs Bold
  • Kandaka Moore

    Betty Bold
  • Sam Pay

    Mr McNumpty and Boo
  • Khai Shaw

    Bobby Bold
  • Jon Trenchard

    Uncle Tony
  • Jack Wilkinson

    Mr Bold
  • Ellen Lilley

  • Callum Patrick Hughes


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
  • Remount Directed by Ewa Dina
  • Design by James Button
  • Movement Directed by Natasha Harrison
  • Lighting Design by Anna Watson
  • Sound Design by Dinah Mullen
  • Fight Directed by Claire Llewellyn of Rc-Annie Ltd
  • Associate Movement Directed by Georgina Makhubele
  • Associate Lighting Design by Teresa Nagel
  • Associate Sound Design by Riwa Saab
  • Costume Supervision by Cristiano Casimiro