Unicorn Theatre unveils cast for The Bolds and The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse

London’s Unicorn Theatre has unveiled the full cast and creative lineup for its two anticipated Christmas productions.

Julian Clary’s laugh-out-loud adaptation The Bolds and the whimsical The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse, based on Mac Barnett’s beloved picture book.

The Bolds is set to hit the stage from 11 November – 31 December 2023. Lee Lyford’s production is making a triumphant return after receiving rave reviews in its 2021 outing.

This time, Ewa Dina is set to direct a cast including Jack Wilkinson as Fred Bold, Amanda Gordon as Amelia Bold, and Khai Shaw as Bobby Bold, Sam Pay as Mr McNumpty, Georgina Goodchild as Minnie and Jon Trenchard as Uncle Tony.

The narrative is both comedic and intriguing, following the life of The Bolds – a family of hyenas living secretly in human disguise. As expected, hilarity ensues as they juggle work, school, and friendships while trying to maintain their cover.

Julian Clary, not just content with writing and adapting, has collaborated with Simon Wallace to compose the live music and songs that promise to leave the audience in splits. This successful series of books, already a Sunday Times best-seller, has sold over half a million copies globally.

Meanwhile from 17 November – 31 December 2023, The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse graces the stage, with a special press performance scheduled for Thursday 23rd November at 1.30PM. Rachel Bagshaw, the Unicorn theatre’s new Artistic Director, will be directing this adaptation. A tale of unexpected friendship and camaraderie, it sees a mouse and a duck (played by Kathryn Bond and Simeon Desvignes respectively) forming an unlikely alliance inside the belly of a wolf, portrayed by Tanika Yearwood.

While The Bolds is suitable for everyone aged 6+ with a running time of around 2 hours, The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse targets a younger audience, ages 3-7 years, with a run time of about 50 minutes.

For more information and tickets, visit unicorntheatre.com

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.


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