14 Nov - 31 Dec 2021 Age guide: everyone 6+

A Unicorn Theatre production

The Bolds

A Christmas cracker of a family show!

  • Written and adapted for the stage by Julian Clary
  • Directed by Lee Lyford
  • Songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace
Book tickets now 14 Nov - 31 Dec 2021
  • Weston Theatre in the Unicorn
    Under 18s: £12 - £20
    Adults: £18 - £26
    Previews 14 - 24 Nov: Adults £14 / Under 18s £12

Age guide: everyone 6+ Duration: Approx 2 hrs (incl. interval)

A Christmas cracker of a family show!

The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference… They’re hyenas!
How long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats? Join Mr and Mrs Bold, Betty and Bobby, as they navigate work, school and friends, all whilst trying to keep up their disguise.
With live music, songs and adventures​, this brand new Christmas show revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary. ​

More info

With special thanks to

Charles Holloway for his support of this production. 

Ticket info

Tickets: £12 - £20 under 18s / £18 - £26 adults (holiday weekends and 18 - 24 Dec at top price. Holidays 18 - 31 Dec)

Ways to save

Previews 14 - 24 Nov: adults £14 / under 18s £12


Suitable for School Years 2 - 7
£12 for fee-paying schools
£10 non-fee school (plus offers from £7.50)
£8.50 early bird discount - book 60+ tickets across our season before 7 July 2021 (for non-fee paying schools)
To book, call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560 or use our online booking form.

Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

Reviews for the book

'Original and very funny' ― Kirkus

'Funny and clever with a good dose of yucky humour. Children will appreciate the wry digs at the nonsense of modern living.' The Bookseller, Fiona Noble

'The animals are amongst us! This lovely book will have kids rolling on the floor with mirth while their parents roll their eyes in recognition of human folly' Fay Weldon

'Underscoring the slapstick appeal is a message about understanding others’ differences... Fans of Roald Dahl will find much to appreciate here.' School Library Journal

Access performances

Relaxed Performances are open to everyone but particuarly support children with additional needs. Adjustments are made to the show & there's a chill-out space. A visual story will be available.

Audio-Described performances offer an introduction & live commentary via a headset. Free 45-min Touch Tour beforehand which can be booked online or by phone with access tickets.

Use Access User types when booking online. Book / find out more about Access at the Unicorn.

Relaxed Performance
Sunday 5 December 2021, 14.00
Saturday 11 December 2021, 18.00
Audio Described Performance
Saturday 11 December 2021, 13.00

Keeping you safe

We have been granted the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark, which certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Read more.


David Ahmad - Mr Bold
Amanda Gordon - Mrs Bold
Sam Swann - Bobby Bold
Mae Munuo - Betty Bold
Sam Pay - Mr McNumpty
Charity Bedu-Addo - Minnie
Jon Trenchard - Uncle Tony

Written by Julian Clary
Directed by Lee Lyford
Composed by Simon Wallis
Designed by James Button
Lighting Designer Anna Watson
Sound Designer Dinah Mullen
Choreographer Natasha Harrison


llustration by David Roberts


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