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Maggot Moon at the Unicorn Theatre - Utterly Gripping Show Based on the Award-Winning Novel, 50% off’

The Unicorn Theatre, Southwark

Perfect weekend or Half Term treat!

26 Sep - 25 Oct 2019

Suitable for 9-13 years

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Using live drawing, cameras and projection the Unicorn Theatre bring to life Sally Gardner’s dazzlingly original and award-winning dystopian novel.

In a sinister 1950s Britain, dark government forces are at work and spies and surveillance are everywhere. Standish tells us his story as he begins to unravel the dark secrets of the violent and oppressive Motherland and form a plan to try to save his best friend and uncover the truth, no matter what.

  • This world première expresses the world of the book and the extraordinary spirit of its main character
  • An utterly gripping and deeply moving story for young audiences
  • Projection, live drawing, and video footage combine to create a fantastical land
  • A tale about protecting the ones you love, and the courage it takes to do the right thing
  • Based on the astonishing novel by Sally Gardner
  • Winner of both the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal in 2013
  • Plus after the 1pm performances on Sat 5 Oct meet the author in a free post-show talk! 


★★★★★ 'One of the most powerful, most compelling pieces of theatre for audiences of any age this year' Reviews Hub

★★★★★ 'Timely, powerful and moving' The Stage

★★★★ 'Junior drama which packs a punch' Londonist

Dates and Prices


  • Saturday 5 October, 1pm (+ free post-show talk with author Sally Gardner)
  • Sunday 6 October, 1pm
  • Saturday 12 October, 1pm
  • Sunday 13 October, 1pm
  • Saturday 19 October, 1.30pm CANCELLED
  • Sunday 20 October, 1pm (Audio described performance) 
  • Tuesday 22 October, 11.30am
  • Wednesday 23 October, 1pm & 5pm
  • Thursday 24 October, 1pm & 6pm
  • Friday 25 October, 1pm

Price Information: 

Pre Half Term Performances (5th - 13th Oct) 

  • £7 for Band A Child Ticket (Under 18s), 50% off
  • £10 for Band A Adult Ticket, 50% off

Half Term Performances 19 – 27 Oct

  • £8.40 for Band A Child Ticket (Under 18s), 40% off
  • £12 for Band A Adult Ticket, 40% off
Need to Know
  • Recommended for ages 9-13
  • Please note this show contains very occasional use of strong language - please contact the Unicorn Theatre if you would like more information. 
  • Duration: Approx 1 hr
  • Only valid for the performance for which you have purchased.
  • Tickets are allocated by the box office and not by LittleBird
  • All tickets purchased together under the same name will be sat together
  • Please note we cannot guarantee the specific seating allocation but seating will be allocated by best available.
  • If you require more information about our access facilities please contact the Unicorn Theatre Box Office on 020 7645 0560 or email
  • No refunds or exchanges available after the performance has occurred. 

The Relaxed Performance on 19 October is open to everyone but particularly support children with additional needs. Adjustments are made to the show & there's a chill-out space. A visual story will be available.

The Audio-Described performances offer an introduction & live commentary via a headset to audience members who request it.

How to Redeem
  • Please print out your e-Ticket and present it at the Box Office 30 mins prior to the performance.
  • You will receive your e-Ticket via email once you have purchased. 
Plan your Visit

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Address and Contact Info

The Unicorn Theatre

020 7645 0560
Nearest Station: London Bridge
Nearest Park: Potters Fields Park
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