Something Else

2002-2010. UK, Poland. Ages 3+


Something Else

What happens when Something meets Something Else?

In a small house on a windy hill lives Something Else. At least, that’s what everyone calls him when he tries to join in their games. Something Else is lonely…

Then, all of a sudden, Something shows up. Has Something Else finally met his match?

Based on the award-winning picture book by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell, internationally acclaimed Tall Stories presents this magical show about the fantastical friendship between two unusual creatures.

Storytelling, upbeat songs and a lot of laughs for children aged 3 and up (and their adults), from the company that brought you The Gruffalo…

“Kathryn Cave’s wonderful story is turned into a fantastic show by the amazing Tall Stories company.”
(***** Evening News)


Where is it playing?

Please note, tour dates run in reverse order, to cause confusion.

April 2010

11 Watermans, Brentford
10 Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
9 The Point, Eastleigh
8 Haverhill Arts Centre
6 Chipping Norton Theatre

March 2010

28 Harrow Arts Centre
27 Library Theatre, Luton
22-23 Kenton Theatre, Henley
20 Adam Smith Theatre, Fife
18 Fortrose Community Theatre
17 Rutherglen Town Hall, Glasgow
14 The Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
12 South Holland Centre, Spalding
7 Pleasance, Edinburgh
4-5 Eastwood Park Theatre, Renfrewshire
2 Lancaster Grand

February 2010

28 Salisbury Arts Centre
27 Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
24 Wave Centre, Maryport
21-22 Brewery Arts, Kendal
20 Corn Exchange, Newbury
19 The Brewhouse, Taunton
16-17 The Arc, Stockton
14 Brighton Dome
13 Half Moon, London


Xmas 2009

Chelsea Theatre
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

November 2009

1 Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
7 The Met, Bury
8 Arts Depot, Finchley
11 Ace Centre, Lancashire
14 The Castle, Wellingborough
15 Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
17 Rich Mix, Bethnal Green
21 Birmingham Rep
22 The Civic, Barnsley
28 Forum 28, Barrow-in-Furness
29 The Wave Centre, Cumbria

October 2009

9 Frensham Heights, Surrey
10 The New Wolsey, Ipswich
11 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
14-15 MacRobert, Stirling
17 Mill Arts, Banbury
18 Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
21-22 The Mill, Dundrum, Ireland
24 Nueadd Dwyfor, Gwynedd
27 Riverfront, Newport
28 Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
29 Blackwood Miners Inst, Caerphilly
30 Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
31 Barry Memorial Hall, Barry


Xmas 2003

10 Dec-4 Jan Soho Theatre, London

2003 tour supported by Southern & South-East Arts

October 2003

4 Malvern Theatres
11 Cambridge Drama Centre
18 Wooburn Festival
25 Tricycle
27-1 Nov Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

September 2003

6 Ustinov Theatre, Bath
13 Bristol Old Vic
20 Vera Fletcher Hall
27 South Street
28 Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead

July/August 2003

31 Jul to 24 Aug C Too, Edinburgh Fringe

June 2003

1 Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells

May 2003

4 The Bull, Barnet
10 Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
11 Harrow Arts Centre
17 Bolton Octagon
18 Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford
20 South Holland Arts Centre
24 Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
31 Warehouse Theatre, Croydon

April 2003

1-4 English Theatre Company of Poland, Warsaw
12 The Point, Eastleigh
13 St Mary’s in the Castle, Hastings
17 Stamford Arts Centre
23-27 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

March 2003

1 Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames
2 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
8 Farnham Maltings

February 2003

8 Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
9 Norden Farm, Maidenhead
15 Cranleigh Arts Centre
20 Bowen West Theatre, Bedfordshire
22 Brook Theatre, Chatham
23 Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
24 South Hill Park Centre, Bracknell
26 Tower Arts Centre, Winchester
27 West End Centre, Aldershot
28 Salisbury Arts Centre, Hampshire

January 2003

25 Nuffield Southampton

Xmas 2002

14 Dec to 5 Jan Komedia, Brighton

August 2002

1-25 C Too, Edinburgh Fringe


Adapted by the company from the picture book written by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell (Puffin Books)

Something Else

Sharon Morwood (original production), Amy Darcy, Mira Dovreni, Jodie Bray


Angela Laverick (original production), Sarah Durham, Alice Parsloe, Yvette Clutterbuck


Toby Mitchell (original production), Thomas Warwick, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Amit Sharma, Stewart Heffernan


Olivia Jacobs (original production), Toby Mitchell

Assistant director

Alex Clay (original production)

Creative producer

Toby Mitchell


Isla Shaw

Lighting designer

James Whiteside

Musical director

Jon Fiber
Music and lyrics by Jon Fiber, Robin Price, Olivia Jacobs and Andy Shaw
Music production by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions

Thanks to:

Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell; all at Puffin; all at our tour venues; Clare Fischer.


Kathryn Cave’s wonderful story is turned into a fantastic show by the amazing Tall Stories company. The three talented artists created a magical world of singing and dancing, which left the audience spellbound.

Evening News *****

Tall Stories’ versatility, conviction, warmth and humour ensure that Something Else is something very special indeed.

The List ****

If you’re after a change from the traditional pantomime formula, this charming family show about a lonely, eccentric creature could be the one.

This is Brighton Magazine


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