When it comes to theatres The Unicorn Theatre is fast becoming my favourite. There’s not a single detail that hasn’t been thought through. From the graduating basins in the bathrooms, the fabulous illustrations on the walls, the craft table in the lobby, and the actions inscribed on the floors. You know that this is a place where you are going to have fun.
Last Saturday we were lucky enough to get to see a production of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. This was one of those stories that I couldn’t wait to share with B. I had simply adored it when I was a child and we had read the book together a while back. I have to admit I was slightly nervous about seeing a production of a book that held such dear childhood memories to me, but the production is absolutely perfect. With the story taking place centre stage whilst we sat around the edges of the theatre, it was totally immersive theatre. Plop the owl was played to perfection and the mother and other characters portrayed so fluidly I’d say I enjoyed it as much, if not more than the children in the audience! There are some fabulous moments, which we won’t tell you all about as they make such fun surprises.
Here is B’s review of the production (and journey)
Chapter 1 – Transport
We drove to Canary Wharf then got on the tube. We took the tube to London Bridge.
Chapter 2 – The Start
Plop was afraid of the dark. Plop’s mum said “What do you know about the dark Plop?”
“It is black.”
“No, its blue, silver and grey.”
On the wall there were fireworks.
Chapter 3 – The End
At the end Plop went star gazing and looked for Orion. Then he met a cat called Orion. At the end he liked the dark.
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is on until 21st November. Its such a magical performance, we highly recommend you go and see it. Tickets are available now
Disclaimer – we received complimentary tickets but all opinions and comments are our own.