Grumpy Unicorns

About the show.

As beautiful as moonlight, Unicorns hold a special place in our collective imaginations. And it turns out they are real! But they’ve got beef. “We’re Unicorns, get over it. We know what you want: to pet us and take pictures and use our magic. But we have had enough! Just leave us alone.” Grumpy Unicorns is what it says on the tin; the magic of discovering unicorns are in fact real (!), and humanity’s consequence for failing to take them seriously.

Programme Information.

Recommended for ages 9-99. Duration is 25 minutes. Ideal for outdoor festivals and events. Can be programmed twice per day. Available for touring world-wide.

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Cast & Crew (on tour).

This inclusive street theatre performance features 4 Grumpy Unicorn performers, 2 of whom have a learning disability and/or Autism. 1 technician and 1 creative enabler also support the performance on tour. (Total 6 on tour).

Tech Requirements.

'Grumpy Unicorns' needs a playing space of at least 8m wide & 6m depth. Preferably to be performed at street/ground level, rather than on a raised stage. This is a static performance, with audience interaction/participation, and can include 'walk-about' if requested by host. PA is required, but this could be something portable rather than a full set-up.

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Audience Comments.

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SO MUCH FUN! I never get involved with audience participation, but how could I resist a dance with those Grumpy Unicorns?!

@ Chapter Arts Centre, 2021

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Great to have live stuff happening again, and something as joyful as fluffy human hybrid unicorns! You could tell both spectators and performers had a great time.

@ Chapter Arts Centre, 2021

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Hijinx have provided a completely new perspective on unicorns and it's one that is full creativity, humour and fun. Enjoyment is guaranteed!

@ Chapter Arts Centre, 2021

Cast & Creatives.

Ellen Groves

Performer, Devisor, Co-Director & Concept Originator

Fiona Wilson

Performer & Devisor

George Fuller Orange

Performer & Devisor

Jonathan Pugh

Performer & Devisor

Ben Pettitt-Wade


Jacqui Onions


Susie Glatt

Costume Designer & Maker

Tom Ayres

Production Manager

Ellis Wrightbrook


Bron Davies


Holly Stoppit

Clowning Facilitator (R&D)