A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

An inclusive new version of ‘The Gruffalo’ performed by a company of deaf and hearing actors blending spoken English, visual storytelling and British Sign Language ensuring the much-loved tale can be enjoyed by everyone.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

This exciting integrated show offers audiences the unique opportunity to enjoy all Julia Donaldson’s original words – alongside songs, laughs and signs!

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

Ages 3+

Running time:
55 minutes
(no interval)

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A fun-filled family adventure!

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Brum Hour
Actors in Mouse, Fox and Gruffalo costume standing behind one another against a wood background.

I don’t think I can adequately articulate how much this means to me and how important your work is.

Audience member

To quote a child ‘This was the best trip ever, I loved the show’ – I think that sums it up!

Primary School Teacher

I am so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to share this experience with my daughter.

Audience member