The Unicorn Theatre to stream Julian Clary’s The Bolds for free over Christmas

The Unicorn Theatre has announced it will stream Julian Clary’s The Bolds for free over Christmas.

Adapted from his best selling book of the same name, Julian Clary’s The Bolds is playing through to 31 December 2021 at the London venue.

For those not able to make it in person, the show will be available to watch for free to schools from Monday 13 to Friday 17 December and then to the public from the Unicorn website from Monday 20 to Friday 24 December.

The online production as been filmed live at the Unicorn Theatre with North South Culture, streamed in partnership with YouTube, Andersen Press and BookTrust. The Bolds is a family show for everyone aged 6+. The running time of the film is 1 hour 45 mins.

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 by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace, 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.

In-person tickets are available online via

The cast is 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.

Arrangements and incidental music are 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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