The Gruffalo

2016 International Tours. Asia. Ages 3+


A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Mouse sets off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of hazelnuts, meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake on the way. Will the story of the fabled Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures? Armed with only a nut map and a little courage, Mouse must outwit them all, and after all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their adults, in a show that’s toured around Britain and the world. Let your imagination run wild!

‘Irresistibly charming’ The Times ****

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2015 reviews

I guarantee that you will leave the theatre with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Magic.

LondonTheatre1 *****

A real joy to watch for children and parents alike from start to finish.

Culture Whisper ****

It comes off beautifully… as engaging as ever.

The Stage ****

This adaptation doesn’t attempt to make an exact reproduction of picture book pages; it brings its own theatrical reinterpretation. It works, and very well too, clearly delighting the audience it is aimed at

British Theatre Guide

The Gruffalo is the perfect intro to theatre for kids.

The Londonist ****

This show achieves exactly what it sets out to do and fully deserves the appreciation of reviewers, whether aged eight or eighty.

British Theatre ****

Brought to life in a raucous, fun, colourful and altogether welcoming burst of energy… Tall Stories makes an as near perfect kids show as you can get.

Official London Theatre

An entertaining musical version of the popular picture book [with] tuneful songs… and engaging, gently pantomimic interaction.

The Stage

Unlike some drama for slightly older children… it doesn’t channel the children’s-telly-presenter manic vapidity, demanding cheers and screams from the start. It builds properly, like a storybook, letting the Mouse’s journey through the wood draw the attentive audience with it. – Libby Purves Reviews

The audience remains enraptured throughout… Pre-schoolers will have a barnstorming time with Tall Stories’ staging of Donaldson’s delightful characters.

Imogen Russell Williams

Previous Tour Reviews

A master-class in timeless, interactive storytelling that blends adventurous imagination with whimsical original music to capture the hearts and minds of it’s young audience.

Whats On Stage ****

The cast of three uses an expressive physicality and minimal props to bring the story to wonderful life… The gently witty songs keep the action bouncing along… This is an irresistibly charming tale told with refreshing simplicity.

The Times ****

A fine piece of children’s theatre.

Sunday Times ****

This zesty show is just the ticket!

Daily Express ****

Great family entertainment

Ham & High ****

A three-hander that buzzes with energy and pizzazz

The Stage

This play develops Donaldson’s words with perfect understanding… This whimsical, imaginative show is pitched at just the right level for three to seven-year-olds, as well as the ‘ugly big ones’ they have brought along with them… This show is an absolute delight… It is a rare treat to find a show that really is for all the family, but this is one which cannot be commended enough for its spot-on achievements.

Scotsman *****

Julia Donaldson’s tale of a clever mouse who outsmarts its enemies is an absolute peach of a story. And thankfully, children’s theatre company Tall Stories have done the author proud…

The List *****

Monstrous fun … sparks the young imagination … Hugely popular already and deservedly so, this is enthralling entertainment for the youngsters …

Sunday Herald ****

Tall Stories have transformed a well-loved story into an exuberant, funny show

Time Out (top five children’s shows)

Audience feedback

I just wanted to let you know how much my two children and I enjoyed the Gruffalo at Guildford’s Mill Studio today. It was a very professional and thoroughly enjoyable performance which had us all laughing for hours after we left the studio. I will be singing your praises to all my friends!

Sarah Blake and Leah (aged 4) and Joel (aged 7)

Hello. We went to see The Gruffalo today at The Bull Barnet. My children (3 & 5) loved it and so did mum and dad! The acting of all three was excellent, the music very catchy and I was impressed how you had embellished the script. Well done and good luck with any future shows!

John Brooker

Dear Tall Stories
I’m so chuffed to find you have a website and that I can email.
I saw The Gruffalo last week in Barnet with my 6-year-old and her friend. I was so, so impressed. The performances, the script and the staging were wonderful and the three of us (and the rest of the theatre) were absolutely enthralled. I was staggered at the quality of the adaptation and the creativity of what was presumably produced through improvisation.

Pauline Eyre

Saw the production in Brighton – superb, energetic, committed theatre. Knocks spots off any panto and much enjoyed by all. Congratulations and thanks.

Phil Richardson


The Gruffalo

Adapted by the company from the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (Macmillan Children’s Books)


Ellie Bell

The Predators

Tim Richey

The Gruffalo

Owen Guerin


Paul Matania

Company Stage Manager

Benjamin Luke


Olivia Jacobs

Creative producer

Toby Mitchell

Associate director

Luanna Priestman


Isla Shaw

Lighting director

James Whiteside

Musical director

Jon Fiber

Music and lyrics

Jon Fiber, Robin Price, Olivia Jacobs and Andy Shaw

Music production

Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions

Thanks to:

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; all at Macmillan; all at our tour venues; Clare Fischer; all at CPT (especially Shaun) and the Diorama; Dan, Joe, Jessica, George and their parents… The Gruffalo is for Mia.

Previous team members


Sharon McArdle (original production), Hilda Gardner, Alice Parsloe, Samantha Barron, Emma Manton, Michaela O’Connor, Becky Kitter, Abbey Norman, Karina Garnett, Sharon Thompson, Louise Mai Newberry, Caroline Garland, Naomi Said, Crystal Hegedis, Alex Tregear, Josie Cerise, Susanna Jennings, Ellie Bell, Angela Laverick

The Predators

Thomas Warwick (original production), Robert Evans, Michael Lambourne, Andrew Hoggarth, Gareth Farley, Sean Kempton, Alex Perkins, Austin Mitchel Hewitt, Joseph Carey, Jonathan Race, Alex Scott Fairley, Tim Stedman, Rob Copeland, Paul Lancaster, Napoleon Ryan, Stephen Anderson, David Garrud, Daniel Foxsmith, Will Towler, Tim Richey, Charlie Guest

The Gruffalo

Felix Hayes (original production), Scott Ironside, Ben Phillips, Colin Adrian, Derek Elroy, Nick Ash, Mark Peachey, James Gitsham, Duncan Foster, Ross Hugill, Alan Park, Tamlyn Henderson, Scott Armstrong, Tom Crook, Tim Hibberd, Owen Guerin, Aaron Millard


Olivia Jacobs (original production), Toby Mitchell, Stephen Colyer (Australian resident director), Luanna Priestman (Associate Director), Joe Hancock (Assistant Director)

Original design/construction

Zahra Premji, Katie Avis, Neil Gavin and Gus Houssein


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Please credit the illustration and Gruffalo logo as ‘Copyright Axel Scheffler and Macmillan Children’s Books’ and the photos as ‘Copyright Tall Stories’.

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2015 cast


2012 cast


Previous casts

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Previous dates

2001 to date: UK, Ireland, Poland, US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Manila, Dubai, Germany, Australia

Please note, dates run in reverse order.


XMAS 2015

14 Dec to 3 Jan Vaudeville Theatre, London


3-7 Windsor Theatre Royal
10-15 Cambridge Arts Theatre


29 Sep to 4 Oct Madinat Theatre, Dubai
5-10 Oct Al Jaheli Theatre, Abu Dhabi
17-25 Oct New Victory, New York


10-11 Radlett Centre
12-13 Weston-Super-Mare Playhouse
21-22 Dun Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre
23-24 Co. Meath, Solstice Arts Centre

1 Jul to 6 Sep The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue


XMAS 2014

29th Nov 2014 – 4th Jan 2015 Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry


1 Glór, County Clare, Ireland
2-3 Pavilion Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
5-6 Black Box Theatre, Galway, Ireland
20-21 Blackwood Miners Institute, Blackwood
22-23 Weston Auditorium, Hatfield


1-4 Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Mold
7-8 The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
9-10 Theatre Royal, Winchester
24-26 Corn Exchange, Newbury
27-29 Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
31-1(Nov) Glór, County Clare, Ireland


10-11 The Derngate, Northampton
12-14 The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
16-17 The Everyman, Cheltenham
18-21 The Haymarket, Basingstoke
23-25 The Hawth, Crawley
28-29 The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
30-4(Oct) Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Mold


1-3 The Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn
5-6 The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
7-9 Dorking Halls “
12-24 Birmingham Town Hall
26-27 The Radlett Centre, Hertfordshire
28-31 The Palace Theatre, Southend

JULY 2014

1-3 New Victoria Theatre, Woking
4-6 New Theatre, Hull
8-9 The Key Theatre, Peterborough
10-13 New Theatre, Cardiff
15-16 Grand Theatre, Blackpool
18-20 Eden Court, Inverness
22-23 Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
24-26 Charter Theatre, Preston
28-30 Hall For Cornwall, Truro

JUNE 2014

1 The Rose Theatre, Kingston
3-4 CAST, Doncaster
6-8 Buxton Opera House, Buxton
20-22 Artsdepot, North Finchley
24-28 Theatre Royal, Newcastle

MAY 2014

2-4 Churchill Theatre, Bromley
6-7 Venue Cymru, Llandudno
9-11 Forum Theatre, Billingham
12-14 The Courtyard, Hereford
16-18 Townhouse, Hamilton
20-22 Curve, Leicester
23-25 Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
27-31 The Rose Theatre, Kingston

APRIL 2014

1-2 Chelmsford Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
4-6 Hertford Theatre, Hertford
7-9 The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
11-13 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
15-20 The Lowry, Salford
22-23 Grand Theatre, Swansea
24-26 St George’s Hall, Bradford
29-30 The Eden Project, Cornwall

MARCH 2014

3-4 The Hexagon, Reading
6-9 Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
13-16 Victoria Theatre, Halifax
25-30 Norwich Playhouse, Norwich


15-16 Camberley Theatre, Camberley
18-22 Cork Opera House
27-2 (March) G:Live, Guildford

2014: Hong Kong & Singapore

20 Jan to 7 Feb 2014

XMAS 2013

20 Nov to 12 Jan Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Autumn 2013


14 Nov The British School of Paris


7 – 27 Oct The Gardens / Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
30 Oct – 3 Nov Penang Performing Arts Centre, Penang


May 2013

1 Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
4 Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ
6 Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE

April 2013

2 WYO Theater, Sheridan, WY
7-8 The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON, Canada
12-13 Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, ON, Canada
14 The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON, Canada
15 The Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON, Canada
16-18 River Run Centre, Guelph, ON, Canada
21 Jorgenson Center for Performing Arts (University of Connecticut), Storrs, CT
23-24 The Busnell Center for Performing Arts, Hartford, CT
25 Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY
27 Skirball Center (New York University), New York, NY
28-30 Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY

March 2013

1 Reif Center, Grand Rapids, MN
4 T.B Sheldon Theater, Red Wing, MN
6 Weidner Center for Performing Arts (University of Wisconsin), Green Bay, WI
13 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
15-16 Arcata Playhouse, Arcata, CA
20-21 McCallum Theatre Institute, Palm Desert, CA
23 Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA
26 Popejoy Hall (University of New Mexico), Albuquerque, NM

February 2013

3-9 Alaska Junior Theater, Anchorage, AK
14 Amherst Fine Arts Center (University of Massachusetts), Amherst, MA
17-19 Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN
23-24 Center of the Creative Arts, St Louis, MO
27 Page Theater (St Mary’s University of Minnesota), Winona, MN

January 2013

12 Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL
14-18 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
27-28 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (Michagan State University),
East Lansing, MI
30 Pasquerilla PAC (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown), Johnstown, PA
31 Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY


Hong Kong, Singapore & Manila 2013

16 to 27 Jan DBS Arts Centre, Singapore
30 Jan to 9 Feb Drama Theatre, Hong Kong
12 to 17 Feb Rockwell Centre, Manila

XMAS 2012

8 Dec to 6 Jan ArtsDepot, London
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UK tour – click here for dates


DUBAI 2012

9th Oct to 13th Oct Madinat Theatre, Dubai


UK tour – click here for dates


XMAS 2011

23 Nov to 15 Jan Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London



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03-13 Feb DBS Arts Centre, Singapore
14-30 Jan Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong


XMAS 2010

24 Nov to 16 Jan Garrick Theatre, London

19 Nov to 9 Dec Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
13 Dec to 2 Jan Warwick Arts Centre


2010 TOURS

The Gruffalo is touring the UK from March 2010. Click here for dates.

The Gruffalo is also touring Australia in 2010. Click here for dates.

The Gruffalo at ACE Festival, Singapore – 19 May to 6 June 2010.


XMAS 2009

Nov to Jan London Apollo
12-21 December Stockton Arc Centre
23 Dec to 3 Jan Birmingham Old Town Hall

2009 UK TOUR

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16-30 May Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia
More Australia dates to follow


March 2009

7-11 Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TN

February 2009

26-4 Mar Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, PA

January 2009

13 Jan-22 Feb CTC, Minneapolis, MN


31 Jan-9 Feb HK Academy for Performing Arts

Xmas 2008

Duchess Theatre, London


December 2008

2 Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY
3 Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT
5-6 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

November 2008

3 The Thomas H. Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola, KS
6 Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC
7 The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
10 PASCO County Schools Center for the Arts, Wesley Chapel, FL
12-14 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
16-17 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
21-22 The Goodwill Theatre, Johnson City, NY
24 Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH
25 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, NY
30 Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ

October 2008

2 WYO Theater, Sheridan WY
4 Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
6 Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
8 Children’s Fine Arts Series, San Antonio, TX
10 Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX
14-20 Florissant Civic Center, Florissant, MO
22 McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL
24 Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
26-27 The Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
28 Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, IA
30 T.B. Sheldon Theater, Red Wing, MN

August 2008

31 Jul to 25 Aug C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe

June 2008

5-7 University Concert Hall, Limerick
12-14 Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
19-21 Town Hall, Galway
26-28 Sheffield Lyceum

May 2008

8-10 Cork Opera House
13-17 INEC Killarney
23-24 Theatre Royal, Waterford

April 2008

1 Embassy, Skegness
3-5 Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
7-8 Mercury, Colchester
11-12 Lancaster Grand
17-19 Millennium Forum, Derry
24 April to 5 May Tivoli Theatre, Dublin
24-29 April DUBAI

March 2008

6-9 Windsor Theatre Royal
15-16 The Point, Eastleigh
18-19 Eden Court, Inverness
20-22 His Majesty’s, Aberdeen
24-26 Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn
29-30 Connaught, Worthing

February 2008

1-3 Cambridge Arts Theatre
5 White Rock, Hastings
6-9 Milton Keynes Theatre
12-13 Reading Hexagon
14-15 Chelmsford Civic Theatre
17-18 Sunderland Empire
23-24 Ipswich Regent
28-1 Mar Norwich Theatre Royal

XMAS 2007

6-8 Dec The Lights, Andover
10-22 Dec Gulbenkian, Canterbury
27-29 Dec Hextable Dance

WINTER 2007-8

19 Dec to 20 Jan Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

Xmas 2006

9 Dec to 7 Jan Arts Theatre, London’s West End

November 2006

9-11 Nottingham
14-16 Billingham (TBC)
19-21 Derby

October 2006

3-7 Milton Keynes
10-14 Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
19-22 Connaught Theatre, Worthing
27-29 St Albans

September 2006

13-17 Hall for Cornwall, Truro
21-23 Hull Theatre and Hall
28-1 October Brighton

August 2006

1-5 Oxford Playhouse
17-20 Bolton Albert Hall
23-26 Kings Theatre, Glasgow
31-3 September Rhyl Pavilion

July 2006

2-3 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
11-15 Churchill Theatre, Bromley
16-17 Grand Opera House, York
22-23 Southport Theatre
25-30 Arts Theatre, Cambridge

June 2006

9-11 New Theatre, Cardiff
25-26 Empire Theatre, Sunderland

May 2006

29- 4 June Theatre Royal, Bath

April 2006

10-15 Lowry Theatre, Salford
18-22 Lyric Theatre, Belfast
29-30 Theatre Royal, Winchester

March 2006

7-11 Theatre Royal, Lincoln
23-25 Civic, Chelmsford
29-2 April Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

February 2006

2-5 North Wales Theatre, Llandudno
10-11 Richmond Theatre
16-18 Playhouse, Sevenoaks
21-25 Swansea Grand
28-5 March Theatre Royal, Newcastle

January 2006

27-29 Haymarket, Basingstoke

December 2005

1-3 December Theatre Royal, Windsor
7-11 December Opera House, Jersey
Xmas Hampstead Theatre, London

November 2005

1-3 November Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
4-6 November Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
11-12 Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
15-19 Civic Theatre, Darlington
24-26 Grand Theatre, Blackpool
28-30 Forum Theatre, Billingham

October 2005

4-8 Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
16-18 White Rock Theatre, Hastings
21-22 Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
25-29 Churchill Theatre, Bromley

September 2005

5-6 Bristol Hippodrome
8-11 Wyvern, Swindon
14-17 Opera House, Buxton
22-25 Theatre Royal, Plymouth
27-29 Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
30 Sep-2 Oct Cheltenham Everyman

August 2005

3-6 Theatre Royal, Glasgow
10-13 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
30 Aug-3 Sep Greenwich Theatre

July 2005

6-9 New Victoria, Woking
13-16 Theatre Royal, Brighton
19-23 Key Theatre, Peterborough
26-30 Cambridge Arts Theatre
19 July to 21 Aug Criterion Theatre, London’s West End

June 2005

2-4 Richmond Theatre
6-8 The Hawth, Crawley
9-11 Theatre Royal, Windsor
16-18 Theatre Royal, Norwich
22-25 Milton Keynes Theatre
29 June-2 July Cardiff New Theatre

May 2005

3-7 May Greenwich Theatre
10-15 May Pleasance Theatre, London
18-21 May Everyman, Cheltenham
25-28 May Regent Theatre, Stoke
30 May-1 June Corn Exchange, Newbury

April 2005

21-23 Wycombe Swan
26-30 Poole Lighthouse

February 2005

14-18 Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells

Xmas 2004

18 December to 3 January Pleasance Theatre, London

Autumn 2004

North American tour

August 2004

4-30 C Venue, Edinburgh Fringe

23 March to 10 April 2004

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Spring 2004

North American tour, including the New Victory Theater on Broadway

Xmas 2003

Norden Farm (Maidenhead) and Warwick Arts Centre

Autumn 2003

North American tour

June 2003

1 Vancouver International Children’s Festival
4-7 Mississauga International Children’s Festival
11-14 London International Children’s Festival

May 2003

14-18 Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival
20-24 Calgary International Children’s Festival
26-31 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

January 2003

30 Showcase 2003, Montreal

December 2002

1 St Mary, Hastings
7 Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
13 Fern Hill, Surrey
12 December to 11 January Soho Theatre, London
16-24 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

November 2002

1 Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hants
2 Baticombe Village Hall, Preddy Village Hall, Devon
3 Guildhall, South Brent Village Hall, Devon
9 Stamford Arts Centre
16 Library Theatre, Luton
23 Salisbury Arts Centre
30 Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

October 2002

5 Lyric Studio, Hammersmith
12 Radlett Centre, Herts
19 Woburn Festival, Bucks
20 Watermans, Brentford
23-7 Bull Theatre, Barnet
29 Dulverton and Calmstock, Somerset
30 Regal, Somerset
31 Ashcroft Arts, Fareham, Hants

September 2002

7 Warehouse Theatre, Croydon
8 Trinity Arts Centre, Kent
14 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
21 Jackson’s Lane, London
22 Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
28 Vera Fletcher Hall, Surrey

August 2002

1-25 Edinburgh Fringe: C Too – St Columba’s by the Castle (0870 701 5105), 2pm

July 2002

6 Chats Palace, London
13 Maltings, Farnham
20 Harrow Arts Centre
25 Redbridge
28 Ludlow Assembly Rooms
29 Darlington Arts Centre

June 2002

1-9 English Theatre Company of Poland, Warsaw
22-23 Tricycle Theatre
29 Beckenham Studio

May 2002

11 Cambridge Drama Centre
18 Cranleigh Arts Centre
25 Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
26-29 Kaleidoscope Festival, Aberdeen

April 2002

2 Regal Arts, Worksop
3-4 Birmingham Rep
6 Bristol Old Vic
13 Nottingham Stages
14 Albany, Deptford

March 2002

2 Half Moon Theatre, London
30 Lyric Studio, Hammersmith

February 2002

6 Cranleigh Schools, Surrey
7 Lincoln City Council
8 South Holland Centre, Lincs
9 Rotherham Arts Centre
10 Croydon Clocktower
12 Tower Arts Centre, Winchester
13 Portsmouth
14 Nelson School
16 Norden Farm, Maidenhead
18-22 Royal National Theatre, London
23 Battersea Arts Centre

Dec 2001

15 Dec to 6 Jan Komedia Theatre, Brighton
17-30 Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

November 2001

1 Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich
2 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
3 Chase Bridge School, Twickenham
4 Harrow Arts Centre, London
5 Stamford Hill Primary School, London
10 BAC, London
12 Cleves Primary School, London
17 Leicester Haymarket plus Stamford Arts Centre
19 to 15 Dec MacRobert Arts, Stirling (second cast)
23 Honeywell School, Battersea
24 Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn

October 2001

13 Bristol Old Vic
15-16 Aberystwyth
20 Cambridge Drama Centre
22 Stiwt Theatre, Wales
23-26 Bull Theatre, Barnet
27 Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
31 Take Off Festival, Stockton on Tees

August 2001

2-26 Edinburgh Fringe

July 2001

7 Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
14 Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
17 Grove Park School, Kingsbury, plus Woodfield School, Kingsbury
19 Dunmore School, Oxford
20 Forge Lane School, Feltham
21 Windsor Arts Centre
28-29 Galway Arts Festival

May 2001

12 Gateway Theatre, Chester
13 Komedia Theatre, Brighton
19 Adam Smith Theatre, Fife
20 Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
21 Fintry Nursery School
22 Linlithgow Primary School
24 St Jerome’s Primary School
25 Scotland schools
26 Maltings Theatre, Berwick
27 The Wynd Theatre, Melrose
28-30 Scottish International Children’s Festival (SICF) outreach schools
31-June 3 Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (SICF)

International dates

2003 to date USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, France, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, China, The Philippines

KIDSFEST 2016: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila


8-10 Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre tickets
13-17 Hong Kong Performing Arts Centre tickets
20-24 School of the Arts, Singapore tickets
27-31 RCBC Plaza, Manila tickets

Access performances

Tall Stories are committed to making sure our productions are accessible and open to everyone. Below are a list of access performances for The Gruffalo

BSL Signed Performances

Open to all, but will be signed by a British Sign Language interpreter for families and children with hearing impairments. The interpreter is integrated into all of our shows and so will move around the stage with the performers.

Audio Described Performances & Touch Tours

Open to all, but will use audio description for families and children with visual impairments.

Touch Tours are specifically for families/children with visual impairments. As part of the audio described performance, audience members will have the opportunity to touch the set & costumes before the performance in order to firm up the detail of the performance and engage with the show.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed performances are designed for families and children with special needs. They are designed to provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment. There may be small changes to the show such as to the lighting and sound.

Access Performances for The Gruffalo

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The Gruffalo

Summer 2016

Lyric Theatre, West End, London
6th July to 4th September