Interactive magical story

Storyteller Danyah Miller gives an enthusiastic performance as she brings Michael Murpurgo's enchanting tale to life with I Believe In Unicorns. Picture by Richard Davenport
Storyteller Danyah Miller gives an enthusiastic performance as she brings Michael Murpurgo's enchanting tale to life with I Believe In Unicorns. Picture by Richard Davenport
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One of award winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tales is being brought to life in an interactive touring show.

His book I Believe in Unicorns is set against the backdrop of war torn Europe and explores the power of stories to transform our lives, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

Now the book is being performed across the south east in an interactive show by Olivier award nominated theatre production company Wizard Presents, and it comes to Thame library on Wednesday October 29 with two shows at 11am and 2pm.

Morpurgo is of course the author of the hugely successful War Horse which was turned into a smash hit stage play and is to be made into a feature film by Steven Spielberg. Morpurgo’s huge library of work has charmed children across the globe and from 2003-2005 he was Children’s Laureate.

I Believe in Unicorns focuses on eight-year-old Tomas who hates school, hates books and hates stories. Forced to visit the library, he stops to listen to magical tales that the Unicorn Lady spins – tales that draw him in, making themselves part of him and changing the course of his life forever, making him believe in unicorns.

In the production coming to Thame the one hour, one-woman magical show features storyteller Danyah Miller and is set in a library full of books.

The interactive show, hot from its successful summer run in London’s West End, captures the enchantment of storytelling and sparks the imagination of children and adults and is suitable for everyone over five-years-old.

Tickets cost £2.80 for children, £5 for adults and are available online from www.cornerstone-arts.org or call the box office on 01235 515144. There may be some tickets on the door on the day subject to availability.