About The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Inside a modern fairy tale

'Surreal, funny fairy tale with furry friends at Christmas' Everything Theatre

★★★★ ‘Extremely amusing’ Time Out, 2019

'Warm and witty' The Stage, 2019

‘Anyone with a wickedly dark and quirky sense of humour should go and see it’ The Young Londoner, 2019

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s brilliantly subversive best-selling picture book, The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse, returns to the Unicorn after a sold-out run in 2019.

One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. ‘Oh woe,' says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But he quickly discovers he is not alone… Duck is also there, 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…

The Unicorn's new Artistic Director, Rachel Bagshaw, directs this deliciously dark and hilariously funny fable that delights in the notion that friendship can sometimes be found in the darkest and most unusual of places.


Fri 17 Nov – Sun 31 Dec

Under 18s £14 - £22 / Adults £18.50 - £27.50

Previews: Under 18s from £14 / Adults from £18

A Unicorn Production
Based on the Unicorn Theatre and New Perspectives 2019 production
Original direction by Jack McNamara
Adapted by Jack McNamara from the book by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen Based on the original designs by Amelia Jane Hankin Published by Candlewick Press


  • Kathryn Bond

  • Simeon Desvignes

  • Tanika Yearwood


Creative Team

  • Adapted by Jack McNamara
  • Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
  • Associate Direction and Movement by DK Fashola
  • Design by Male Arcucci
  • Lighting Design by Catja Hamilton
  • Sound Design by Jack Baxter
  • Music by Arun Ghosh
  • Casting Direction by Chloe Blake