I Believe in Unicorns at Z-arts

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
I Believe in Unicorns 2105 at Vaudeville Theatre, image by Richard Davenport, courtesy of Z-arts.

Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns at Z-arts, Manchester 14 — 15 October 2023 Tickets from £9.00 — Book now

This October discover the power of stories at I Believe in Unicorns at Z-arts, in a special performance by award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller.

Based on the book by best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo, this magical production will delight kids and grownups alike, as they embark on a journey with a young boy called Tomas. Tomas simply hates reading and school, but one day, he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library, and it’s here that everything changes! Tomas discovers the power of books, his own imagination, and finds out that perhaps reading isn’t so bad after all.

Families of all ages will enjoy this vibrant show, set in a library packed with magical books that hold so much more than just stories within their pages. The production, which won an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival, will spark the imaginations of audiences of all ages, and even parents will be believing in unicorns by the end of this show, we promise!

“Danyah’s performance is a tour de force. The show is moving and memorable, a glorious example of the magic of storytelling. I didn’t like it, I loved it!” Michael Morpurgo

I Believe in Unicorns is part of the fabulous autumn season of events and activities at Z-arts. Expect award-winning theatre shows, brand-new musicals, pantomimes, classic fairy tale retellings, exhibitions and interactive storytellings.

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
14 October 2023
11:00am — 12:00pm
14 October 2023
2:00pm — 3:00pm
15 October 2023
11:00am — 12:00pm
15 October 2023
2:00pm — 3:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at Z-arts

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Clay Studio Manchester
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Hulme
Hulme Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre, originally known as the Hulme Hippodrome opened its doors on 6 October 1902. In 2018, the historic venue was relaunched as a community arts centre by NIAMOS – a collective of artists, musicians and local residents.

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Niamos is a co-operatively run exhibition, arts, and performance space with a micro bakery, music studio’s, a kitchen and a holistic well-being space in the midst of transformation.

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Shop
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Homeground
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Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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MMU Birley Campus

Birley is Manchester Met’s world-class centre for Education and Health Professionals and the university’s flagship community campus.

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