Something Very Far Away

A Unicorn production


  • Written, Directed and Original Score by Mark Arends
  • Puppets, Design and Animation by Matthew Robins
  • Lighting Design by Declan Randall
  • 2014 tour cast & company: Adam Pleeth, Avye Leventis, Ben Whybrow, David Emmings, Julia Slienger

Kepler is an ordinary man who loves two things beyond all others: the cosmos and his wife Tomasina. After a sudden and tragic loss, he looks to the stars for answers and journeys deep into space to keep the thing most precious to him alive.

Something Very Far Away is a moving tale of love, loss, space and time that uses puppetry, music, sound and live animation to create a unique and beautiful performance that will enchant children and adults alike.

This award-winning sell-out show returned to the Unicorn in Sep 2014 following two previous successful runs and a UK tour. In 2014 it toured internationally to as part of Octoburst Children's Festival (Singapore) and the Melbourne Festival.

Something Very Far Away was first developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio.

WINNER of the Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People 2013

‘Something Very Far Away remains one of the most genuinely moving shows I've seen’


'These are 35 of the most charming and touching minutes I’ve spent in a theatre.' ★★★★

Daily Mail

‘This show may be small, but it is big in every way’ ★★★★


Up Club+, Sat 27 Sep 12-2pm

Join us for a rocket racing workshop before the performance, we're going to reach for the stars! £2.50 each (limited availability).
Contact Box Office on 020 7645 0560 to book.

Unicorn Late, Thu 25 Sep 8-11pm

We put the toys away and stock the bar with beer, with live performances in the foyer by local artists.

This is a Deaf Friendly production

The show will be highly visual with little or no language, therefore all performances will be suitable for deaf or hard of hearing audience members.