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About the show

No Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

After tremendous success with the enchanting The Gruffalo, Tall Stories returns to the West End, this time with the highly anticipated sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child. Based on the award-winning children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this magical stage adaptation features plenty of colour, songs and fun!

Set on a wild and windy night, enchanting story follows the Gruffalo’s child as she ventures into the forest, despite her father warning her about the Big Bad Mouse! When she spots some mysterious tracks in the snow, the brave little Gruffalo follows the path through the icy forest, encountering several naughty predators who are hungry for a snack. But there is no reason to be scared, because the Big Bad Mouse can’t really exist… Can he?

The Gruffalo’s Child features a cast including Sophie Alice as the Gruffalo’s Child, Catriona Mackenzie as the Narrator/Mouse, Andrew Mudie as the Gruffalo/Predators and Jake Addley understudying. Regularly alternating casts, Tall Stories tours across the country, bringing to life some childhood favourites!

Directed by Olivia Jacobs, the play features choreography by Morag Cross, design by Isla Shaw, lighting design by James Whiteside and original music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw, with puppet design by Yvonne Stone and Polly Lawrence.

The Gruffalo’s Child is packed full of mesmerising puppetry, interactive songs and amazing storytelling that is sure to engage the tiniest of theatregoers! Opening at London’s Lyric Theatre, the play runs from November 22nd 2017 to January 7th 2018.

Who Should See It?

Little fans of The Gruffalo will love seeing the second instalment of the story come to life on stage! Those who enjoyed The Tiger Who Came to Tea will find this very exciting!

The Gruffalo’s Child is suitable for those aged 3 and up.

Playing at

Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Lyric Theatre seating plan

Booking period

22nd Nov 2017

23rd Oct 2018

7th Jan 2018

Running time

55 minutes with no interval


Recommended for ages 3+