The Gruffalo @ Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue (last week – ends 15 Jan)

January 9, 2012toJanuary 15, 2012

3-Gruffalo-Head-Illustration-Front-Cover-FlashJoin Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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…?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.

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£12.50, £15.50
Schools & Groups 10+: £9.50 when you buy 10 or more tickets plus the 11th ticket free!

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Performance Schedule:
12 January – 11am
13 January – 11am
14 January – 10am & 12pm
15 January – 10am & 12pm

Running time: 55 minutes (no interval)

Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Wednesday 23 November 2011 – Sunday 15 January 2012

‘A fine piece of children’s theatre’ – Sunday Times
Monstrous fun!’ – Daily Mail
‘Irresistibly charming’ – The Times
‘A Monster Hit’  – The Evening Standard

Directed by Olivia Jacobs
Designed by Isla Shaw
Music by Jon Fiber, Olivia Jacobs, Robin Price and Andy Shaw

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Donaldson‟s original book has sold over 4 million copies in 38 languages, and is the subject of a star-studded BBC animation released in 2009.

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

All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.