The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should 
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Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

Press Performances: Friday 24 November 2017 at 11am, Saturday 25 November 2017 at 10am & 12pm


Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories today announces that The Gruffalo’s Child is to follow in her father’s giant footsteps with a Christmas season in the West End! It’s a big step - just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from Wednesday 22 November 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018. This festive season will showcase the production’s new set and costumes, and is the first time The Gruffalo’s Child will play at the Lyric.


One wild 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’ magical, musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to The Gruffalo (published by Macmillan Children’s Books) is ‘everything good children’s theatre should be’ (The list). Songs, laughs and lots of fun for children aged 3 and up and their families.


The Gruffalo’s Child is produced by award-winning theatre company Tall Stories - a creative force whose productions include The Gruffalo, the Olivier Award Nominated Room on the BroomThe Snail and the Whale and The Snow Dragon. The creative team includes Director Olivia Jacobs, Creative Producer Toby Mitchell, Designer Isla Shaw, Composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes and Lighting Designer James Whiteside.


image2About Tall Stories Theatre Company

Tall Stories brings great stories to life for audiences of all ages.

The company is a registered charity which tours the UK and the world with its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. Tall Stories was founded in 1997 by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby MitchellTall Stories shows have played in the West End, on Broadway, in the Sydney Opera House as well as all sorts of venues and countries in between.


Visit for more information about their shows, education resources, accessible performances and to sign up for news and offers.

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“Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children’s theatre” Sunday Times

Current projects include:

  • The Gruffalo’s Child Live Edinburgh Fringe Festival Summer 2017
  • Room on the Broom Live - UK Tour; Salford Lowry Summer 2017; Australia 2017
  • Emily Brown and the Thing - Malaysia & UAE
  • Wilde Creatures West End 2017
  • The Gruffalo Live – UK Tour; Salford Lowry Christmas 2017; South Africa, Asia 2017
  • Future Perfect – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Summer and UK Autumn Schools Tour 2017




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