Friday 20 May 2011
Following hot on the heels of the Gruffalo's sell out tour and his monstrous
Gruffalo's Child – with attitude!
Just how brave is she?
Find out for yourselves by joining her at Rose Theatre
And join us at John Lewis,
on the 3rd floor at 2pm!*
A musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Directed by Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell
Designed by Isla Shaw
Music by Jon Fiber, Olivia Jacobs and Andy Shaw
Since its 2007 premiere, this exuberant production has enjoyed a smash-hit 2010 UK Christmas season at Leicester Curve and delighted families in
The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood...
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?
Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.
All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.
Running Time: 55 mins Ages: 3+
Predators / The Gruffalo: Owen G Bevan
The Gruffalo's Child: Yvette Clutterbuck
Mouse: Alice Parsloe
Full biographies available on request
About Tall Stories
With uniquely physical and visually striking family shows, Tall Stories have made their mark in the
Current projects include:
MR BENN (
Room on the Broom (
The Gruffalo (
The Snow Dragon (
"Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children's theatre" The Sunday Times
About the Producers
KW & NB Ltd
Under the title of their new children's theatre company, KW & NB Ltd, Kenny Wax and Nick Brooke are delighted to bring back The Gruffalo's Child. 2011 is set to be an exciting year, with two brand new shows! Kenny and Nick are pleased to announce the new stage adaptation of the children's classic TV animation Mr Benn, which will be a co-production with Tall Stories and Austin Shaw. They are also thrilled to announce the world premiere of David Walliams' novel Mr Stink, which is to be the first ever scratch 'n sniff theatre production! This year they are also producing We're Going on a Bear Hunt based on the picture book by Michael Rosen, Tall Stories' Room on the Broom based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler and a second tour of the classic picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea adapted for the stage by
This dramatisation of The Gruffalo's Child is based on the picture book The Gruffalo's Child, illustrations copyright 1999 Axel Scheffler and copyright text 1999 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillans Childrens Books, London.
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Notes to Editors
· The Gruffalo won the gold award (in the 0–5 years category) of the 1999 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. It also won the 2000 Nottingham/Experian Children's Book award and the Blue Peter Best Book To Read Aloud award. The audio version won the Best Children's Audio award in the Spoken Book Awards.
· Author of 151 books, 101 of which were written for schools, Glasgow-based Julia Donaldson's other best-selling titles include The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale. She has also written songs for children's TV and regularly performs sing-along shows at international book festivals and theatres.
· German-born Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous children's book illustration. Donaldson and Schleffer have collaborated on many other titles such as Stick Man, A Squash and a Squeeze and The Smartest Giant in Town.
- All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 1999, published by Macmillan Children's Books.