Preview: The Gruffalo

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THE HIT MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE PICTURE BOOK
BY JULIA DONALDSON AND AXEL SCHEFFLER
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July

This year everyone’s favourite furry monster roars back into theatres across the UK! Tall Stories’ smash hit production of The Gruffalo, which first opened on the 12 May 2001, 18 months after the book was first published, returns to the stage by popular demand. The production will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 14-16 July 2017 as part of a highly anticipated UK tour.

Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo is based on the much loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The most fearsome creature that never was – but is – takes to the stage in this enchanting production combining songs, laughter and storytelling theatre with just the right amount of scary fun! Set to a wonderfully catchy score with original music and lyrics, The Gruffalo is a must-see show which continues to entertain audiences the world over.

Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell from Tall Stories said today “Back in 1999, when we asked Julia and Axel if we could adapt their then little-known book The Gruffalo for the stage, we had no idea how things would turn out. The original 2001 tour involved three actors in a car (not even a stage manager!) touring to schools and small venues. To go from there to the West End, Broadway and the Sydney Opera House has been quite a journey.”

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

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 party mad 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? Find out for yourselves, at Theatre Royal Nottingham from 14 – 16 July.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July 2017
Fri 1.30pm, Sat 10.30am, Sun 10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
Tickets: £10 – £12
www.trch.co.uk
Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Running time: 55 Minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 3+
Visit gruffalolive.com for a sneak preview

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1991 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The Gruffalo is produced by award-winning theatre company Tall Stories – a creative force whose productions include The Gruffalo’s Child, the Olivier Award Nominated Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and The Snow Dragon. The creative team includes Director Olivia Jacobs, Creative Producer Toby Mitchell, Designer Isla Shaw, Composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes and Lighting Designer James Whiteside.

Visit www.tallstories.org.uk for more information about their shows, education resources, accessible performances and to sign up for news and offers.