Join The Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, showing at the Lyric Theatre from Wednesday 22 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018.
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End over the course of Christmas 2017.
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood – the only thing her father is afraid of. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures, including a snake, owl and fox – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… or does he?
The Gruffalo’s Child is the brainchild of popular writer-illustrator duo Donaldson and Scheffler, whose previous work includes books The Gruffalo, Room On The Broom and Stick Man. The original story’s overriding moral of using brains over brawn also shines through in this show.
The Gruffalo’s Child was first brought to the stage by Tall Stories, a production company which brings great stories to life for audiences of all ages. Following a chance meeting in the box office of Soho Theatre in 1997, Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell co-founded Tall Stories to take two devised shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. The shows were aimed at a general audience but seemed to go down especially well with families. Olivia and Toby have co-created all the company’s shows since then, and Tall Stories currently produces a mix of small-scale and larger-scale shows.
Tall Stories is a registered charity which has become internationally recognised for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. The company’s unique brand of physical storytelling theatre has toured from Cornwall to Aberdeen and from New York to Sydney.
Expect songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the hugely popular show that’s toured Britain and the world!
Age Recommendation: 3+