UK - Without Walls - 2022/23

Middle Child Theatre: There Should Be Unicorns

Hull-based company, Middle Child Theatre, create gig theatre that brings people together. Supported by Wykeland Group and Without Walls, we commissioned Middle Child to create a unique outdoor theatre experiences to tour a circuit of some of the best UK Outdoor Arts Festivals.

There Should Be Unicorns is a hip hop, dance and theatre musical made in collaboration with Hull-based Beats Bus, a charity which provides workshops to school children which give young people confidence and a voice. Free to attend, the show takes audiences on a family-friendly adventure with the main character Jasmine to make the world a better place. Themed around superheroes and taking on bullies, the show provides an inspiring outlook on the world of being oneself and a fresh perspective on how children and young people can stand up for their individuality and what makes them unique.

Fully booked to audiences both local and nationwide, the show was welcomed with enthusiastic reception due to its refreshing perspective on family-friendly outdoor theatre. Audiences were delighted while dancing and singing along to the catchy soundtrack of singing and rap.

“Heartfelt story about the power of creativity” - the Stage

There Should Be Unicorns is supported by Wykeland Group and Without Walls, and commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Brighton Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative and Hat Fair, with further support from Arts Council England, Hull City Council, Foyle Foundation and Garfield Weston.