Free Unicorn Theatre trip for 8-14 year olds

Welcoming 8-14 year olds to join us on a free escorted half-term trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see Maggot Moon which brings Sally Gardner’s dazzlingly original and award-winning dystopian novel to the stage.

Using live drawing, cameras and projection, this world première expresses the world of the book and the extraordinary spirit of its main character, 15-year-old Standish Treadwell.

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. More details about the show and trailer here


★★★★★ ‘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




Where: Meeting at 1A Arts, (1A Rosbery Avenue EC1R 4SR) and travelling together to the Unicorn Theatre (Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, SE1 2HZ). We will escort children back to 1A Arts for collection.

Date: Thursday 24th October (half-term)

Times: 11.15am – 3.15pm

Cost: FREE but places limited

Age: 8-13 (this trip is for children only, not parents)

To Book: Please book your place online below

or email

or call 020 7405 2370 (select option 3 for 1A Arts)


Please note: in keeping with the original book, there are some affecting moments of violence in the storytelling. These moments are described and depicted by the narrator, but not acted out. These are powerful short scenes which convey the danger that Standish is in and the perilous and ugly regime that he is surviving. There is also one single use of slightly strong language. Please contact our Box Office team if you would like more information about the show.


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This event is fully booked.