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The Gruffalo Live at The Lyric Theatre

This July everyone’s favourite furry monster roars back into the West End in celebration of his 15th anniversary on stage! Tall Stories’ hugely popular production of The Gruffalo first opened on 12 May 2001 – just 18 months after the book was first published. The show returns to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London from 6 July and has just extended through to 8 January 2017, forming a huge part of this year’s West End calendar.

Based on the much loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tall Stories’ adaptation combines songs, laughter and storytelling theatre with just the right amount of scary fun! Set to a wonderfully catchy score with original music and lyrics, The Gruffalo continues to entertain audiences from London to New York, and from Hong Kong to Sydney.

Steve McCourt (The Gruffalo) Ellie Bell (Mouse) & Charlie Guest (Predators)

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of a nut, meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake on the way. Will the story of the Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures? Armed with only a nut map and a little courage, Mouse must outwit them all. After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

We were lucky enough to attend a press show this morning and really enjoyed the performance. The actors were brilliant and the children loved watching their favourite story come to life. It lasts 55 minutes which is perfect for small people. You can purchase tickets via the Tall Stories website or directly from the venue. For more information, see: / /

The Gruffalo Live is on at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London from 6 July 2016 – 8 January 2017.

Image credit Tall Stories.

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    July 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing!!! My kids LOVE the gruffalo so I’m pretty sure we’ll need to go and see it, from the photos shown above it looks really eye catching and worth while! Will book tickets asap!

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    July 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun and I know my nieces and nephews would love to see this – thanks for sharing x

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    Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
    July 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Oh how fabulous! Even as an adult I love the Gruffalo.

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    July 16, 2016 at 9:02 am

    oh wow! i didn’t even know that a Gruffalo play existed!!! My little one will absolutely adore this as she loves the Gruffalo. It looks brilliant from the photos! And it’s brilliant that they’ve thought of children and not made it too long as well. Little bottoms would start fidgeting if it was much longer!

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