Theatre group brings children’s story to life

24th January 2014. Danyah Miller in I Believe in Unicorns directed by Dani Parr at The Duchess Theatre. 'Photo Credit ?Richard Davenport PNL-141017-152941001
24th January 2014. Danyah Miller in I Believe in Unicorns directed by Dani Parr at The Duchess Theatre. 'Photo Credit ?Richard Davenport PNL-141017-152941001

A new programme of events for families will kick off with a stage adaptation of a story by an award-winning children’s author.

Olivier Award-nominated theatre company Wizard Presents will be performing I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo at Stowe House during October half term on October 29.

The show has had a successful run at the Pleasance Theatre, at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a West End run at the Duchess Theatre over the summer.

This 55-minute version has been created by Dani Parr, associate director of Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

I Believe in Unicorns will be performed in the historic Temple Room, at Stowe and is a tale of the power of books and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas.

Tomas loves playing in the mountains where he lives and hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady (Danyah Miller) in his local library.

Audiences are invited to add their own piece of magic to the story by bringing a children’s book to become part of the set, and swap if for another at the end.

Performances are at 2pm and 4pm. For booking details please visit www.stowearts.co.uk. All tickets are £7.