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The Gruffalo - 2016 - West End

£14.50 - 23.50

The monster family show, The Gruffalo, returns to the West End to the Lyric Theatre. Tall Stories' hit musical is an adaptation of the award winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Voted the nation's number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, The Gruffalo has been performed to well over a million people worldwide and has even hit the small screens in a star-studded TV animation.

Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined...?

‘The cast of three uses an expressive physicality and minimal props to bring the story to wonderful life… The gently witty songs keep the action bouncing along… This is an irresistibly charming tale told with refreshing simplicity’ The Times

‘Tall Stories have transformed a well-loved story into an exuberant, funny show’ Time Out

The Gruffalo is the ideal introduction to theatre for pre and primary school children and their families; with plenty of songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.


Running Time: 55 minutes

Lyric Theatre

(London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
by Guest Blog: Olivia Jacobs - December 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.