5 reasons to see The Gruffalo’s Child
22 June 2018
The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…
Join The Gruffalo’s Child (Wed 11 – Sun 16 Jul) on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ hit musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Need a reason to see this great family show? We’ve got five!
It’s the perfect family day out in Dún Laoghaire
The Gruffalo’s Child has performance times to suit all schedules and a great-value family ticket, making it the perfect excuse for a family day out.
Take a walk down the beautiful East Pier, scarf down pizza at Milano or burgers at Rocket’s and join us for an afternoon of fun and frolicks!
Pavilion Theatre’s bar will also be open before every show with a wide range of sweets, ice cream and soft drinks.
The Gruffalo’s Child has already been a smash hit on the West End
London’s West End is famous for its high-quality productions, and The Gruffalo’s Child has had a season at the Arts Theatre right in the heart of the district.
It’s also toured in the UK, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and even China!
The Scotsman has called the show “perfect children’s entertainment” and of the London Evening Standard described it as being “lovingly and simply brought to the stage”. According to Time Out magazine, The Gruffalo’s Child Live is "fun, daft and a little scary", just like the picture book.
It’s based on the critically acclaimed sequel to The Gruffalo
First published in 1999, The Gruffalo quickly became of the world’s favourite bedtime stories – eventually being translated into fifty languages – with its unforgettable characters and colourful illustrations.
Families loved the deep dark wood so much that when The Gruffalo’s Child came along a few years later it immediately rocketed to the top of every bestseller list! Not only that, but The Observer called it “a modern classic”. The Gruffalo’s Child is a story that kids already know and love.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the most successful team in children’s books ever
Ask any child about their favourite books, and odds are Donaldson and Scheffler’s work will come up more than once. Alongside The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, they have collaborated on What the Ladybird Heard, Room on the Broom, Stick Man, A Squash and a Squeeze and many more besides.
When Julia’s talent for clever rhymes and great stories meets Axel’s unmistakable art style the result is a guaranteed hit for both parents and kids. With a script, set and costumes inspired by the picture book, The Gruffalo’s Child Live is sure to evoke a lot of fond memories.
The Gruffalo’s Child is a brilliant musical
With elements of folk, country, rock ‘n’ roll and pop, the eclectic musical numbers of The Gruffalo’s Child will bring big smiles to little faces and have everyone humming on the journey home.