A good story can take you all around the world…

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

The Snail and the Whale © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2003 – Macmillan Children’s Books.

Ages 4+

Running time:
55 minutes
(no interval)

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Faultless family fare

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The daughter dressed as a snail pointing into the distance,
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There’s real charm in this production.

The Scotsman
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Joyous in every way… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right.

Broadway Baby
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Expect to leave the theatre happy and smiling.