THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD returns to the West End this Christmas

The Gruffalo's ChildThe Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories today announces that The Gruffalo’s Child is to follow in her father’s giant footsteps with a Christmas season in the West End!

It’s a big step – just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from Wednesday 22 November 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018. This festive season will showcase the production’s new set and costumes, and is the first time The Gruffalo’s Child will play at the Lyric.

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’ magical, musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to The Gruffalo (published by Macmillan Children’s Books) is ‘everything good children’s theatre should be’ (The list). Songs, laughs and lots of fun for children aged 3 and up and their families.

Julia Donaldson is one of the most popular writers of children’s books today; her titles include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom. Other titles by Donaldson and Scheffler include The Snail & the Whale, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town and The Tales from Acorn Wood series.

Ensemble: Andrew Mudie (The Gruffalo/Predators), Catriona McKenzie (Mouse), Sophie Alice (The Gruffalo’s Child), Jake Addley (Understudy / ASM) and Ashley Illman (Company Stage Manager).

The Gruffalo’s Child Live plays at the Lyric Theatre, 22 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018

Running time: 55 Minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 3 years and up