The Gruffalo’s Child


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No Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Fresh from the incredible West End success of The Gruffalo, Tall Stories adapts Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s sequel into a magical stage production that will enchant any young theatregoer. Featuring plenty of music, interactive songs, laughter and scary fun, The Gruffalo’s Child is guaranteed to be a monster hit.

It is said that no Gruffalo should ever go into the deep, dark wood, because the Big Bad Mouse could be waiting around any corner! One wild and windy night, the very brave Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warnings and sneaks out into the snow. Quickly, she spots some mysterious tracks and follows them… After all, the Big Bad Mouse can’t really exist!

Originally an award-winning children’s picture-book, The Gruffalo’s Child is the sequel to the beloved The Gruffalo, which follows Mouse as she encounters several scary creatures – including the Gruffalo itself! Having achieved tremendous West End success, with seasonal runs at the Vaudeville and Lyric Theatre, Tall Stories’ guarantees that their shows are packed full of action to keep the tiniest of toddlers engaged, as well as their grown-ups!

Opening at London’s Lyric Theatre for a festive run beginning November 22nd 2017, The Gruffalo’s Child is guaranteed to be the perfect Christmas treat.

Cast and CreativeThe cast of The Gruffalo's Child on stage at the Lyric Theatre, London

The Gruffalo’s Child is a Tall Stories production, directed by Olivia Jacobs, with choreography by Morag Cross and design by Isla Shaw, lighting design by James Whiteside and music production by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes. The Gruffalo’s Child also features original music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw, with puppet design by Yvonne Stone and Polly Lawrence.

With several different actors taking on the roles of the forest friends, the current tour includes Sophie Alice as Gruffalo’s Child, Catriona Mackenzie as Narrator/Mouse and Andrew Mudie as Gruffalo/Predators, with Jake Addley understudying.

Show Lengths and Times

The Gruffalo’s Child opens at the Lyric Theatre London on November 22nd 2017 and will play festive season until January 7th 2018. Performances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm on different days. Please check the date and time when booking.

Show running time is 55 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

The Gruffalo’s Child is the perfect family production, recommended for those aged 3 and up.



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