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THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June, The Hawth Crawley

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June, The Hawth Crawley
Mon 2pm & 4.30pm & Tue 11am & 2pm

Gruffalos Child

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories today announces that The Gruffalo’s Child is to follow in her father’s giant footsteps on a tour which comes to The Hawth on Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June! This season will showcase the production’s new set and costumes ahead of a Christmas season in the West End.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to The Gruffalo (published by Macmillan Children’s Books) is ‘everything good children’s theatre should be’ (The List). Songs, laughs and lots of fun for children aged 3 and up and their families.

The Gruffalo’s Child is produced by award-winning theatre company Tall Stories – a creative force whose productions include The Gruffalo, the Olivier Award Nominated Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and The Snow Dragon. The creative team includes Director Olivia Jacobs, Creative Producer Toby Mitchell, Designer Isla Shaw, Composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes and Lighting Designer James Whiteside.

The company is a registered charity which tours the UK and the world with its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. Tall Stories was founded in 1997 by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell. Tall Stories shows have played in the West End, on Broadway, in the Sydney Opera House as well as all sorts of venues and countries in between.

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Axel’s artwork is exhibited internationally; he has illustrated for many charities and designed the Royal Mail Christmas stamps in 2012. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.

Olivia Jacobs (Director) Olivia trained at Central/University of London. She has directed shows in the West End, on Broadway and in Sydney Opera House. Credits include: The Gruffalo (including live DVD), Room on the Broom, Snow White, Mr Benn, William’s Monsters, Something Else, Emily Brown and the Thing and Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming. She is former Director of Camden People’s Theatre and co-founder of Tall Stories.

Toby Mitchell (Creative Producer) studied at Cambridge and trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. UK and international directing credits for Tall Stories include: Alfie White: Space Explorer, The Snail and the Whale, The Snow Dragon and My Brother the Robot. UK includes: The Owl and the Pussycat and Alice and Mr Dodgson. Other directing/devising work includes: Monsters Got Talent, A British Guide to French Pop and The Island of First Loves. He is co-founder and joint artistic director of Tall Stories.

Tickets priced £13 (Family of four: £40) are available from The Hawth Box Office on

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