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THE GRUFFALO to Return to Glen Street Theatre

London's Tall Stories Theatre Company have toured in Britain, Europe, America and beyond with their monster hit THE GRUFFALO, and now it returns to Glen Street Theatre after sold-out seasons in Sydney in 2010 and 2011 and a prestigious Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children.

Adapted from the Gold Award-winning children's book, THE GRUFFALO follows Mouse into the deep dark wood on a lunchtime hunt for hazelnuts. Armed with just a nut map and a very vivid imagination, Mouse runs into the smirking, wheeler-dealer Fox; an eccentric, retired Woodland Air Force General Owl; and the maraca-shaking, party animal Snake. Rather than becoming the main course of their next meal, Mouse kills their appetites with stories of an imaginary monster friend. Little does this clever critter know but Mouse will have to escape the jaws of this faux protector as well. In a production that has become the toast of London's West End, Tall Stories vibrantly reinvents this delightful tale through its signature style of bold, multifaceted storytelling.

A triumphant trio of performers, Stephen Anderson, Chandel Brandimarti and Graeme McRae, fill the forest with colourful characters and toe tapping, sing-along songs. This monster of a show beautifully captures the magic of Donaldson and Scheffler's adored "modern classic" (The Observer). The Australian production has attracted critical acclaim with the Sydney Morning Herald calling it "funny, charming and smart... brings the house down", while the Courier Mail said, "While your children are having a whale of a time... you will too!"

Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators.




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