This year everyone’s favourite furry monster roars into Richmond Theatre Friday 18 – Sunday 20 August. Tall Stories’ smash hit production of The Gruffalo, which first opened on the 12 May 2001, 18 months after the book was first published, returns to the stage by popular demand from June 2017 – January 2018, visiting theatres across the UK on highly anticipated tour.
Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo is based on the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The most fearsome creature that never was – but is – takes to the stage in this enchanting production combining songs, laughter and storytelling theatre with just the right amount of scary fun! Set to a wonderfully catchy score with original music and lyrics, The Gruffalo is a must-see show which continues to entertain audiences the world over.
Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell from Tall Stories said today “Back in 1999, when we asked Julia and Axel if we could adapt their then little-known book The Gruffalo for the stage, we had no idea how things would turn out. The original 2001 tour involved three actors in a car (not even a stage manager!) touring to schools and small venues. To go from there to the West End, Broadway and the Sydney Opera House has been quite a journey.”
The Gruffalo’s Child
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 this Christmas. The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood… One dark and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist…does he? Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaption.
Recommended for ages 3+. All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.
Running Time: 55 mins
For a sneak preview of the trailer visit: www.gruffaloschildlive.com
The Gruffalo’s Child
Booking Period: 22 November 2017 – 7 January 2018
LYRIC THEATRE, LONDON