About The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Inside a modern fairy tale

★★★★ ‘Extremely amusing’ Time Out

'Warm and witty' The Stage

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

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…

This deliciously dark and hilariously funny fable delights in the surreal notion that sometimes friendship can be found in the darkest and most unusual of places and being eaten up by a wolf isn’t actually that bad.

Adapted by Jack McNamara.
From the book by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
ublished by Candlewick Press.

A Unicorn Production
Based on the Unicorn Theatre and New Perspectives 2019 production

Original direction by Jack McNamara


Fri 17 Nov – Sun 31 Dec

Under 18s £14 - £21 / Adults £18.50 - £27.50

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

Creative Team

  • Adapted by Jack McNamara
  • Directed by Alice Wordsworth