There Should Be Unicorns

Middle Child



There Should Be Unicorns is a family show about a young girl who sets out to change the world, armed only with a BMX and an unshakeable belief in unicorns. 

Hip hop, dance and gig theatre collide in an uplifting outdoor performance that asks how we can be good when we’re so caught up in what’s bad. 

*Image taken from a previous Middle Child show, The Canary and the Crow © The Other Richard

About There Should Be Unicorns

There Should Be Unicorns is a family show for all audiences that brings narrative and storytelling to outdoor performance. It is designed to be easily followed through both movement and choreography, and the lyrical and musical content of the story.

Middle Child are an award-winning company who specialise in gig theatre, mixing live music with new writing, and this live and loud vibe, which centres the audience experience, will be brought outdoors.

Written by Luke Barnes and featuring the Beats Bus, this is the latest production from Middle Child, the award-winning company behind Edinburgh Festival Fringe hits The Canary and the Crow and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

About Middle Child

Middle Child are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. They tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing. Their events are live and loud, making sense of the modern world.

Middle Child are committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. They will set fire to your expectations of what a night at the theatre can be.

Their artist development programme, Reverb, ensures that artists in Hull are given top-class development opportunities across disciplines, without having to leave the city.

Middle Child are an associate company of Paines Plough and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Absolutely Cultured, Goodwin Development Trust and Hull City Council.

Creative / Production credits:

Written by Luke Barnes in collaboration with Beats Bus.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

There Should Be Unicorns is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival; Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative; Hat Fair and Freedom Festival Arts Trust.

Further commissioning, funding and support from Wykeland Beal, Arts Council England, Absolutely Cultured, Hull City Council and the Goodwin Development Trust.