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The Gruffalo’s Child

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by admin No Comments

THE GRUFFALO SAID THAT NO GRUFFALO SHOULD EVER SET FOOT IN THE DEEP DARK WOOD. . .

Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the smash-hit West End show that’s toured Britain and the world!

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Room on the Broom

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 by admin No Comments
IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM!
Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ Olivier Award nominated adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick when they pick up a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – “CRACK” – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!Songs, laughs and scary fun in this magical, musical show for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups.

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What the Ladybird Heard

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

Join the Woolly Sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this hit musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With original songs, live music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, this is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up.

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they recon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all; the ladybird has a plan of her own!

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Posted on: January 1st, 2015 by admin No Comments

The smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s award-winning picture book returns to the West End this Summer! 

Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog for an unmissable adventure through gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy, squelchy mud in search of a bear.

Brought vividly and noisily to life by Sally Cookson’s imaginative direction and Benji Bower’s versatile lively score, this production is the perfect treat for families and groups with children aged 3 and up.

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Nina Conti: In Your Face

Posted on: April 25th, 2015 by admin No Comments

‘Charming, sharp, warm, glamorous’ **** The Times.

Direct from her smash hit total sell out UK tour, Nina is playing 18 shows in London at the Criterion Theatre from 25th February – 12th March.

She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips.

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Mr Popper’s Penguins

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater

Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a penguin! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this ‘funny, warm and unbelievably touching’ (Huffington Post) production is 55 minute of action-packed fun for ages 4 – 104.

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Dear Lupin

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox starred in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year ‘Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son’ in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie were vividly brought to life. The Production toured for six weeks before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End for a limited eight week season.

Adapted by celebrated writer and journalist, Michael Simkins (Fatty Batter, Simkins’s World).

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80 Days Around The World

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by admin No Comments

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.

Theresa Heskins’ celebrated production sees a cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade featuring six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

This critically acclaimed production is winner of the 2018 page to stage Cameo Award.

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Shakespeare Revue

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!

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Relatively Speaking

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

This classic Ayckbourn comedy stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and tours the UK in the Autumn of 2016 in a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. The play is directed by Ayckbourn stalwart Robin Herford and takes place during a Summer weekend in the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her – does Philip love his wife too? Relatively Speaking delightfully shows “how prolonged misunderstanding can become a source of painful truth” (The Guardian) and will play at New Victory Theater, New York, October 2016.

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