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THE GRUFFALO Livestream Will Be Made Available To Watch Online Until 3 January 2021 Photo THE GRUFFALO Livestream Will Be Made Available To Watch Online Until 3 January 2021
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020

Due to the huge success of the live-streamed performances of 'The Gruffalo' as well as the very sad news that the 'in-person' run of 'The Gruffalo's Child' at Alexandra Palace had to be canceled due to London's Tier 3 restrictions, leading family theatre company Tall Stories will make the recording of 'The Gruffalo' live-stream performance available to audiences across the country.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD to Welcome Back Audiences To Alexandra Palace Theatre This Chris Photo THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD to Welcome Back Audiences To Alexandra Palace Theatre This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020

The Gruffalo's Child will be arriving at Alexandra Palace Theatre for a limited Christmas season this weekend 5 December 2020 – 3 January 2021. 

BWW Interview: Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace Photo BWW Interview: Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace
by Fiona Scott - Nov 29, 2020

Olivia Jacobs is one of the founding artistic directors of the award-winning theatre company Tall Stories. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about directing The Gruffalo’s Child, coming soon to Alexandra Palace.

Tall Stories to Livestream Production of THE GRUFFALO This December Photo Tall Stories to Livestream Production of THE GRUFFALO This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020

Following a successful virtual tour of 'The Snail and the Whale' over October half-term, leading family theatre company Tall Stories will present a special live-streamed version of their much-loved stage adaptation of 'The Gruffalo' from 11-13 December 2020.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Comes to Alexandra Palace Theatre Photo THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Comes to Alexandra Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories brings its celebrated production of The Gruffalo's Child to the beautiful Alexandra Palace Theatre for a limited Christmas season from 28 November 2020 – 3 January 2021.

Belgrade Theatre Hosts Virtual Tour of THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE Photo Belgrade Theatre Hosts Virtual Tour of THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre will host its second virtual theatre tour this October when Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom) bring the tale of The Snail and the Whale to life on stage. Inspired by the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, their acclaimed adaptation will be streamed live to Coventry families on 28 Oct.

Tall Stories Theatre Company Will Open A Rehearsal and Performance Space In Central L Photo Tall Stories Theatre Company Will Open A Rehearsal and Performance Space In Central Library, Islington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Tall Stories, the internationally recognised storytelling theatre company, is partnering with Islington Council to transform a currently unused section of Central Library into a storytelling hub for the company. The project will create an administrative base for the company, alongside a large studio space suitable for rehearsals and performances for an audience of up to 80. Tall Stories, a registered charity, will be contributing to the capital costs of the project, and will be renting the space from the library as part of the partnership.

THE GRUFFALO Brings Monstrously Good Fun to the Belgrade Theatre Photo THE GRUFFALO Brings Monstrously Good Fun to the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Dare you venture into the deep dark wood? This November, courageous Coventry kids are invited to join the little brown Mouse as he forages for food when Tall Stories bring the best-loved story of The Gruffalo to the Belgrade Theatre.

Tall Stories with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Mousetrap Theatre Projects Prese Photo Tall Stories with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Mousetrap Theatre Projects Presents THE GRUFFALO GRAND DAY OUT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Tall Stories and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment have teamed up with theatre education charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects to celebrate 20 years of The Gruffalo with a very special intergenerational family theatregoing event - THE GRUFFALO GRAND DAY OUT

THE GRUFFALO Live on Stage Returns for West End Season and UK Tour Photo THE GRUFFALO Live on Stage Returns for West End Season and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Celebrating the 20th birthday of the much-loved picture book, Tall Stories' hit musical adaptation THE GRUFFALO live on stage returns, with a UK tour and limited ten-week West End season at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from Wednesday 3 July to Sunday 8 September 2019.

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING Makes US Premiere At New Victory Photo EMILY BROWN AND THE THING Makes US Premiere At New Victory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Tall Stories (Gruffalo, New Vic 2015 & 2004; The Snail and the Whale, New Vic 2014, Snow White, New Vic 2003) returns with an imaginative musical adventure based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton. Something MONSTROUS is keeping Emily Brown awake...how will she ever get to sleep with the Thing making such a racket?!

ROOM ON THE BROOM Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Photo ROOM ON THE BROOM Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

TALL STORIES' hit family show "ROOM ON THE BROOM" celebrates a record-breaking year and two birthdays in 2018.

ROOM ON THE BROOM Flies Into The West End For Christmas at The Lyric Theatre Photo ROOM ON THE BROOM Flies Into The West End For Christmas at The Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

TALL STORIES' hit family show "ROOM ON THE BROOM" will fly into the LYRIC THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE from 23 November 2018 to 13 January 2019.

Tall Stories Celebrates 21st Birthday At Edinburgh Festival Fringe With The World Pre Photo Tall Stories Celebrates 21st Birthday At Edinburgh Festival Fringe With The World Premiere of THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, and the Edinburgh Premiere of WILDE CREATURES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Tall Stories returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with two Oscar Wilde adaptations, including the World Premiere of 'THE CANTERVILLE GHOST' and the Edinburgh premiere of 'WILDE CREATURES'. The shows play in rep at Pleasance Courtyard from 1-26 August 2018.

Renowned Theatre Company Tall Stories Celebrates Its 21st Birthday Photo Renowned Theatre Company Tall Stories Celebrates Its 21st Birthday
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Olivier award nominated and renowned theatre company Tall Stories celebrates its 21st birthday in 2018 with a stellar year of productions including a brand new show for grown-ups. The 1997 Edinburgh Fringe saw the premiere of the company's first show, 'The Happy Prince and Other Stories', adapted from Oscar Wilde's fairy tales. 21 years later, the company returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with two distinctive Wilde adaptations: the world premiere of 'THE CANTERVILLE GHOST' (definitely not suitable for under 12s) and the Edinburgh premiere of 'WILDE CREATURES' (for ages 5 and over) - straight from London's West End.

BWW Review: WILDE CREATURES, Vaudeville Theatre Photo BWW Review: WILDE CREATURES, Vaudeville Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 20, 2017

Tall Stories are back as part of Vaudeville Theatre's celebration of Oscar Wilde. They condense the author's fairy tales in Wilde Creatures, exploring morality in a show tailor-made for young audiences.

BWW Interview: Olivia Jacobs Talks WILDE CREATURES Photo BWW Interview: Olivia Jacobs Talks WILDE CREATURES
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 1, 2017

Olivia Jacobs is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Tall Stories, a registered charity internationally recognised for their high-quality family theatre. Olivia has directed shows in the West End, on Broadway, and at the Sydney Opera House, including multiple tours of The Gruffalo. This year, the company celebrates their 20th anniversary and presents a new show called Wilde Creatures that combines several of Oscar Wilde's fairy stories as part of Dominic Dromgoole's year-long Oscar Wilde celebration at the Vaudeville Theatre.

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING Comes to Life at Arts Centre Melbourne Photo EMILY BROWN AND THE THING Comes to Life at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Award-winning UK author Cressida Cowell's heart-warming tale Emily Brown and The Thing will be brought to life at Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio this summer from 3 - 14 January, 2018.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Returns to the West End this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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!

Guest Blog: Director Olivia Jacobs On THE GRUFFALO
by Guest Blog: Olivia Jacobs - Dec 16, 2016

We first came across Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's now much-loved book The Gruffalo in 1999, the year it was published. My co-artistic director Toby was working as an editor for Macmillan Children's Books (the Gruffalo publishers), and we thought it was a brilliant story that might work well on stage for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.

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