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404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Ended 30 Aug 2015 after 29 days
At its best, I Believe in Unicorns taps into the inspiration and solace that books can provide. Its beauty is that it allows us to share those imagined new worlds together.
Part of the Vaudeville Theatre's Kid's Week celebrations. Michael Morpurgo, author of the best-selling hit War Horse, sees another of his works adapted for the stage. This popular one-woman show was first staged at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and has captured young hearts and imaginations on its inaugrual UK tour in 2014. I Believe In Unicorns celebrates the power of books and stories, amidst an intimate setting in a library.
A must-see for fans of Morpurgo's books, story-lovers and even the reluctant readers in your family, this is a heartwarming and thoughtful tribute to the power of stories and to childhood imagination. You can even bring an old children's book with you to place on the set, and choose another to take away at the end - book swaps never were so exciting, or special!
In a mountainous town amidst the backdrop of war-torn Europe, a young boy called Tomas spends his dasy clambering about the hills, and loathes school and reading in particular. One day he encounters a mysterious lady when he happens upon his local library by chance. As she captivates him with stories and encourages him to read, his heart finally opens to the possibilities that books and stories can bring him - coming to a head when war devastates his town, and his library.Will Tomas prevail? And what is the secret behind this mysterious lady, who is not all that she seems?
Opening night: 1 August 2015
Closing night: 30 August 2015
Suited for ages 3+
One hour without interval
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