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What's it all about?
Roll up for a lively musical retelling of classic tale of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s classic tale The Gruffalo. This energetic production is just the thing to keep your little monsters entertained.
Voted the nation's number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, the stage version of The Gruffalo has been performed to over a million people worldwide and the story has also made it onto the small screen in a star-studded animated version.
Even if your kid’s usually the quietest little mouse, they’re bound to end up bellowing at the fox, dancing with the snake and shouting along with Mouse – whether they’re already familiar with the story or not.
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What's the story?
‘A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood…’ and what happens next is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s stories. So if your kids don’t already know The Gruffalo, they’re in for a treat.
They’ll meet a fox, an owl and a snake, and watch spellbound as the cunning little Mouse talks himself off these hungry creatures’ dinner plates with his tall stories of a beast with ‘terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws’.
But what if that terrible creature really exists? And what if his favourite food is… mouse? Eek!
Who's in it?
Theatre company Tall Stories has been enchanting children since 1997 with its delightfully devised pieces and shows based on various children’s stories.
Here, Josie Cerise reprises her national tour role of Mouse alongside Owen Guerin as the Gruffalo and Tim Richey as a variety of predators, including a Mexican rattlesnake and a Biggles-inspired owl.
The show is full of fantastic high-energy fun, with songs to match – so don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming G-G-G-Gruffalo all the way h-h-h-home.
Who is The Gruffalo suitable for?
This is definitely a show you can take your little terrors to, safe in the knowledge that they can make as much noise as they like. In fact, it’s positively encouraged.
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The Gruffalo reviews - most recent customers
It was really great! especially the mouse, who gave an amazing performance. I was thrilled in delight to see her jumping, shrieking, dancing, trembling...just noticed a bit disappointment in myself and a few kids' faces in my seating area that the gruffalo, being the high light of the show, showed up for relatively quite a short time then said bye and disappeared. if only he can be out a little bit longer to satisfy our desire to meet the star. Thank you all for putting all this together, I truly had a wonderful time.
We loved it our 4 yr old granddaughter understood all the parts the actors played, joining in with all the shouting and clapping. She was however disappointed that the gruffalo didn't look like the book's illustration. She did say " it was very good fun" and wants to come back to see gruffalo 's child.
Great theatre experience - an excellent adaptation of the book, great performances and an opportunity to join in, we all enjoyed it very much and sang the Gruffalo song all the way home.
we thought it was ok.but we were disappointed with the characters, they didnt capture the imagination of the really youg because they were not easily recognisable. it could have been so much better if the costumes were better. when the gruffalo came on stage my 4 year old said 'thats not the gruffalo'. my children were really excited as this is one of their favourite stories but I am sorry to say that it did not meet with our expectations.
The actors are wonderful and great audience participation encouraged. Just a little bit long at 1 hour for the younger kids.
The Gruffalo live was thoroughly enjoyable with a talented cast and some great laughs. I would recommend this show to anyone who want to introduced their children to theatre. It was short enough for my 2 year old to sit through but interesting enough to hold my 4 year olds attention. I look forward to seeing which book they do next!
Did You Know?
Did you know that The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson originally planned to write a story based on a traditional Chinese folk tale about a tiger? The trouble was she couldn’t find much to rhyme with “tiger”, and when she wrote the line “Silly old Fox, doesn’t he know there’s no such thing as a…” she realised she’d have to come up with something to rhyme with “know” instead. The word “gruffalo” just popped into her head, and the rest is history.
The Gruffalo’s physical features – his funny-looking feet, warty nose, black tongue and purple prickles – all came about quite by chance too when Donaldson was trying to rhyme “toes” with “nose” and “black” with “back”. But when the illustrator Axel Scheffler started to picture him, the Gruffalo looked much scarier than Donaldson had imagined so he had to go back to the drawing board.
If you enjoy this show, the good news is there’s a DVD you can buy for sing-alongs at home. And theatre company Tall Tales have lots of other shows you might like too, including The Gruffalo’s Child and Room On The Broom, also by Donaldson.
There is no interval.
Children over 6 months will require their own ticket.