Casting announced for Julian Clary’s The Bolds at Unicorn Theatre this Christmas

Casting has been announced for Julian Clary’s The Bolds at Unicorn Theatre this festive period.

Adapted from his best selling book of the same name, Julian Clary’s The Bolds will run from 14 November to 31 December 2021 at London’s Unicorn Theatre.

Lee Lyford will direct the world premiere stage adaptation which will feature David Ahmad as Fred Bold, Amanda Gordon as Amelia Bold, Sam Swann as Bobby Bold and Mae Munuo as Betty Bold, Sam Pay as Mr McNumpty, Charity Bedu-Addo as Minnie and Jon Trenchard as Uncle Tony.

The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house on an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference. They are actually hyenas!

But how long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats? Join Mr and Mrs Bold and their twins Betty and Bobby as they navigate work, school and friends whilst trying to hide their hairy tails and keep up their disguise living as humans in the quiet suburban town of Teddington. Whatever will the neighbours think?

Combining live music and songs, The Bolds will have you laughing like a bunch of, well, hyenas, in a show which revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary.

Adapted by Julian Clary, the piece has songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace, arrangements and incidental music by Simon Wallace, design by James Button, lighting design by Anna Watson, sound design by Dinah Mullen and choreography by Natasha Harrison.

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The Bolds is a family show for everyone aged 6+. The running time is approximately 2 hours including an interval.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.