Tall Stories presents Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s
live on stage at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate this Christmas
Award-winning theatre company Tall Stories is delighted to bring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book The Gruffalo to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate for a Christmas run from Monday 13 December to Sunday 2 January.
The Gruffalo, published by Macmillan Children’s Book in 1999, was adapted for the stage by Tall Stories in 2001. Packed with songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, the show has been delighting audiences around the world ever since.
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there is no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Founded by Artistic Directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997, Tall Stories’ other productions include Wilde Creatures, The Smeds and the Smoos, The Canterville Ghost, The Gruffalo’s Child, Emily Brown and The Thing, The Snail and The Whale, The Snow Dragon and Room on the Broom.
The cast of The Gruffalolive on stage includes Aimee Louise Bevan as Mouse, Alastair Chisholm as the Predators, Aaron Dart as the Gruffalo with Emily Waters as Understudy/ASM.
Olivia and Toby said: ‘We are thrilled to be bringing our stage adaptation of The Gruffalo to Royal & Derngate this Christmas. 2021 marks the production’s 20th anniversary year and we can’t wait to bring the magic of the deep dark wood to a new generation of families.’
The Gruffalo heads to Royal & Derngate from 13 December till 2 January. Tickets – priced from £14.50* – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
* A charge of £3.50 applies for all transactions of £20 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Members or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.
Mon 13 1.30pm
Tue 14 10.30am 1.30pm
Wed 15 10.30am 1.30pm
Thu 16 10.30am 1.30pm
Sat 18 10.30am 1.30pm (R)
Sun 19 1pm 4.30pm
Tue 21 10.30am 1.30pm
Wed 22 1pm 4.30pm
Thu 23 10.30am 1.30pm
Fri 24 10.30am 1pm
Sun 26 2pm 4.30pm
Mon 27 10.30am 1.30pm
Tue 28 1pm 4.30pm
Wed 29 1pm 4.30pm
Thu 30 1pm 4.30pm (R)
Fri 31 10.30am 1.30pm
Sun 2 10.30am 1.30pm
R – Relaxed performances (Sat 18 Dec 1.30pm, Thu 30 December 4.30pm)
Running time – 55 minutes with no interval
Recommended for ages 3+