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The Snail And The Whale

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About the Show Less...

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up. Read More >

Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father…

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/12/2013

Opening Night: 12/12/2013

Closing Night: 5/01/2014

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Cast & Creative


Patrick Bridgman, Rhiannon Wallace, Ellen Chivers


Director - Toby Mitchell

Producer - Olivia Jacobs for Tall Stories

Designer - Isla Shaw

Lighting Designer - James Whiteside

Author - Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Music By - Richard Heacock

About The Other Palace

12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

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