27 May - 1 Jul 2018 Age guide: 3 - 6

A Unicorn Production

Not Now, Bernard

  • Created by Sarah Argent
  • Based on the book by David McKee
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  • Weston Theatre 
  • Under 18s: £6 - £14
  • Adults: £8 - £20 
  • Family & Friends Offer
Age guide: 3 - 6 Duration: Approx 40 mins

'Visually striking and immensely funny' Curious Mum
★★★★★ London Theatre 1

“There’s a monster in the garden and it’s going to eat me,” said Bernard. 
“Not now, Bernard,” said his mother.
David McKee’s iconic picture book, loved by children and adults for over thirty years, will be vividly brought to life in a brand new version directed by Sarah Argent (Baby Show, Seesaw). 
An astonishingly clever, sometimes melancholic and outrageously funny play for children over 3, and a must-see for parents.

Production Trailer

Production Gallery Photography by Camilla Greenwell 

Rehearsal Gallery Photography by Camilla Greenwell 

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Ticket Offers

Preview prices:
27 - 31 May: Adults £8 - £10 | Under 18s £6 - £10
1 - 5 Jun: Adults £8 - £18 | Under 18s £6 - £12
Family & Friends offer from 6 Jun: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers). Excludes price band D.


There are maintenance works outside our building throughout the final weekend of Not Now Bernard (30 June - 1 July). To reach our entrance during this time, please take a one-minute diversion route past our neighbour, Brigade, and walk around the back of their building (see below map). Look out for our signage and friendly ushers who will be stood beside the diversion.

Buy the book

Don’t forget to grab your anniversary copy of the book via our Unicornershop.

Monster Family Portrait Workshop

10, 17 June at 3pm & 23 June at 3.30pm

Create a keepsake of your day with our resident arts & crafts experts. You and your mini monster will get your hands dirty to create your monster family portrait. You'll have a colourful canvas memento to take home with you. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. 

To book, add tickets for Not Now, Bernard to your basket on a matching date and the workshop will show during the booking process as a 'Suggested Extra'. To book the workshop on its own, call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560. This event is part of UpClub+.

For ages 3 - 6 | 45 mins
£10 for one adult and one child (incl. 2 soft drinks & show poster)


School tickets from £7 | more information
Download the free Teacher resource pack here.
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com


Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.

If you are attending a relaxed performance, you may find our visual story helpful. 

Relaxed Performance
Saturday 16 June 2018, 11.00
Thursday 21 June 2018, 10.30

Cast & Creative Team

Mum Bea Holland
Dad Ben Adams 
Bernard / Monster Guy Rhys 

Creative Team
Sarah Argent 
Set & Costume Designer Natalie Pryce 
Sound Designer Owen Crouch 
Lighting Designer Sam Waddington


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