Room on the Broom

Ages: 3-8
Opened: July 21, 2022
Closing: September 04, 2022

Room on the Broom - 2022 - West End History , Info & More

Lyric Theatre
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue London

Based on the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-

filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick

up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic

frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in

two... just as the hungry dragon appears!

Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the

magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.

“A truly theatrical feast” The List ★★★★★

“Children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this” The Stage ★★★★

“55 minutes of high-energy treat...” Sunday Times ★★★★

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THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS is Now Playing in Singapore by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2023

THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS is Now Playing in Singapore. Performances run through 24 September. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

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Riverside Theatres is set to once again become a hub for the best of children’s entertainment and activities this spring school holidays for the annual Spot On Children’s Festival, running over nine jam-packed days from 23rd September to 4th October.

Corn Exchange Newbury Announces Summer 2023 Programme by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2023

It’s a summer of fun in Newbury, as Corn Exchange announce their April-July programme. This inclusive and exciting season highlights some of the best and brightest of theatre, comedy, music, circus and dance, celebrating talents from Newbury and beyond.

Jim Carter Will Appear in Conversation With Rob Brydon at The Kiln Theatre by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2023

Continuing his series of In Conversation events in aid of Kiln Theatre, Jim Carter will sit down with one of the UK's most celebrated actors and comedians Rob Brydon in a special one-off fundraising event on 16 May 2023, where he will discuss his brilliant and varied career.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Comes to QPAC in April by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2023

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Philharmonia Orchestra Will Perform Live To Roald Dahl's REVOLTING RHYMES Next Month by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Terry Davis, will perform live to Roald Dahl's classic Revolting Rhymes at the Royal Festival Hall in this family-friendly concert on Sunday 12 February at 3pm.

The Lowry Taking The Magic Of Theatre To Children In Hospitals & Hospices This Christmas With ROOM ON THE BROOM by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2022

Children in hospital and hospices will be able to enjoy a live-streamed performance of Room on the Broom this Christmas, direct from The Lowry stage.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Comes to Parramatta Next Month by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2022

Riverside Theatres and CDP are proud to present Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child at Riverside Theatres from the 19th – 21st January 2023.

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Leeds Playhouse Announces Spring/Summer 2023 Season, LORD OF THE FLIES, IN DREAMS, and More! by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Leeds Playhouse – named the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre at the recent UK Theatre Awards – has announced its Spring/Summer 2023 season of major, state-of-the-world stories, produced with freshness and urgency, and each epic in their own distinctive way.

Festive Family Fun Set For This Summer At Adelaide Festival Centre by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Adelaide Festival Centre has an array of shows and activities for families this festive season, with a packed program of theatre, music, visual arts and dance for children of all ages.

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The full cast and the creative team for the all-new Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show has been revealed as the show prepares for its world premiere next month.

Storyhouse Announce New Half Term Kids Festival by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Storyhouse has unveiled WayWord, an exciting and inspiring programme of events and activities for children this October half term.  

Photos: First Look at ROOM ON THE BROOM, Opening Next Week by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022

Ahead of the first performance next Thursday 21 July, all new production photos have been released for Tall Stories’ production of Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

BLOG: Toby Mitchell Talks Tall Stories' 25th Anniversary, His Current Projects And Hopes For The Future by Guest Blog: Toby Mitchell - Jul 5, 2022

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Carrie Hope Fletcher, Anton Lesser, and Nicholas Woodeson Are Part Of Rose Theatre's 2022/2023 Season by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Rose Theatre's Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon, has announced the first Rose Productions in the 2022/23 Season, beginning on 9 September with the London premiere of Anthony McCarten's The Two Popes starring Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson.

Kids Week Sells Over 113,000 Tickets In First 24 Hours For Nearly 50 West End Shows by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for Kids Week, the fantastic annual initiative allowing kids to go free to a variety of top West End shows throughout August, when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Kids Week Tickets Available From This Morning For Nearly 50 West End Shows by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Tickets are on sale for Kids Week, the long-running audience initiative giving kids aged 17 and under the chance to see a show for free throughout August when accompanied by a paying adult – with half price tickets for two additional children in the same group and no booking fees.

Major New Exhibition At The Lowry Explores Popular Children's Books On The Page And Stage by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022

The evocative world of children's literature and theatre is being explored at a major new exhibition running from July to October 2022 at The Lowry in Salford.

ROOM ON THE BROOM Flies Into The West End This Summer by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Tall Stories' Olivier Award-nominated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book, directed by Olivia Jacobs, will fly into the West End this summer to enchant everyone aged 3 and upwards. Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in this fun-filled magical musical adaptation running at Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 21 July to 4 September. 

First Fringe On-Sale Announced at The Pleasance by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022

With shows already on sale from Ben Hart, Nina Conti, The Showstoppers, NewsRevue and Cirque Berserk, the first official on-sale sees the Pleasance Theatre Trust presenting the comedy big guns.  With both Edinburgh Comedy Awards in their awards cabinet from the last full Fringe, Pleasance’s comedy programme is always unmissable alongside the amazing theatre, circus and family work that Pleasance are known and loved for. 

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THE GRUFFALO Comes to Warrington in June by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2022

The Julia Donaldson family favourite will be brought to Parr Hall's stage by children's theatre specialists Tall Stories

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Comes to the Glen Street Theatre by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2022

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Casting Announced for Queensland Premiere by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2021

Following auditions by more than 300 hopeful artists in Brisbane and around the country (via video calls), the full cast of this September's Queensland premiere season of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was unveiled today coinciding with World Chocolate Day (7 July).

THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS Will Tour the UK This Autumn by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

Recently awarded the prestigious British Book Award – Children's Book of the Year (Illustrated and Non-fiction), this joyous story of two star-crossed aliens on a far-off planet is being developed and previewed at Tall Stories' new studio space at Central Library, Islington before receiving its world premiere at the ROSE THEATRE in Kingston-upon-Thames, from 27 to 31 October 2021.

Rose Theatre's New Artistic Director Announces New Season by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

Under Haydon's stewardship, the Rose's own work will be the priority, as demonstrated by the five Rose Originals in this upcoming season, but there will always be room on the theatre's stage for the country's leading touring shows as well.  This season's Rose Originals are a blend of new plays tackling significant contemporary issues and well-known titles reinvented for today.

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE Will Be Performed at Theatre Royal Winchester This Month by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

The Snail and the Whale is a heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom to the stage.

Olivia Jacobs Stepping Down as Co-Artistic Director Of Tall Stories by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Olivia Jacobs has announced that she will be stepping down as Co-Artistic Director of Tall Stories, the theatre company she co-founded with Toby Mitchell in 1997, to take on the role of Artistic Associate.

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Segerstrom Center Offers Virtual Field Trip Performances by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' is offering virtual field trip performances by two popular artists who have been featured in the annual Family Series. Tall Stories Theatre Company's production of The Snail and the Whale and Latin Grammy Award nominee Sonia De Los Santos.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD to Welcome Back Audiences To Alexandra Palace Theatre This Christmas by Stephi Wild - 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. 

Splash Into Summer with the CDP Kids Summer Spectacular! by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020

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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.

ROOM ON THE BROOM Comes to QUT Gardens Theatre by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2020

CDP has announced a return season for the popular ROOM ON THE BROOM at QUT Gardens Theatre in January 2021.

ROOM ON THE SWOOPS Swoops Into Adelaide For Christmas by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2020

The award-winning team behind The Gruffalo and The 91-Storey Treehouse returns to Adelaide this December with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up - and their grown-ups in Room on the Broom - Live on Stage from 20-23 December in the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Comes to Alexandra Palace Theatre by Stephi Wild - 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 by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

Seymour Centre To Reopen This Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2020

For the first time since closing their doors six months ago, Seymour Centre has announced that the venue will reopen this month for public performances. 

Theaters Offering Virtual Summer Classes, Workshops and More! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2020

Summer is here, and that means an abundance of heat, sunshine, and creativity just waiting to be brought to life. While the global health crisis may still be keeping the doors to most theaters shut, theater companies around the country have risen to the challenge and created new doors to walk through- virtual ones!

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Season by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2020

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 180th season, and Vasily Petrenko's final season as Chief Conductor, before assuming the role of Conductor Laureate, features a compelling programme across a wide variety of repertoire.

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD Returns to Brisbane by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours a?" now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo's Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, when it comes to QUT Gardens Theatre from Sun 26th April a?" Wed 29th April.

ROOM ON THE BROOM Comes to Sydney Coliseum Theatre For April School Holidays by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

Based on the much-loved picture book bya??Julia Donaldsona??&a??Axel Schefflera??and brought to you by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, the characters of Room on the Broom fly into the brand-new Sydney Coliseum Theatre following a recent sell-out Australian tour.

ROOM ON THE BROOM Flies into Melbourne in January by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2019

Based on the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler and brought to you by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, the characters of Room on the Broom fly in to Melbourne for a return season these Summer school holidays following a recent sell-out Australian tour.

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ROOM ON THE BROOM and THE MIDNIGHT GANG Are Coming To Brisbane This School Holidays by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2019

The team that brought you The Gruffalo's Child, SPOT and The 13-91 Storey Treehouse fun over the last few years are back with two wonderful school holiday offerings for the whole family this December!

2019 Animation Hall of Fame Recipients Announced by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 22, 2019

Animation Magazine has unveiled its list of this year's distinguished Animation Hall of Fame Game-Changers award recipients. The honorees will receive their awards at the World Animation & VFX Summit Opening Night Party on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the newly remodeled The Garland Hotel in N. Hollywood, Calif.

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THE GRUFFALO Brings Monstrously Good Fun to the Belgrade Theatre by Julie Musbach - 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.


Room on the Broom has had 2 productions including West End which opened in 2012 and West End which opened in 2022.



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