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Tue 15 Dec 2020 - Sun 3 Jan 2021
See full date/time info below.

Relaxed Performance information

For school/group bookings call (01) 231 2929


€18.50 | Family Ticket: €64 | Schools: €12 | Group Rate Available

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Tall Stories

The Snail and the Whale

A play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.
Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?
A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage.

Performance Dates and Times
Tue 15 Dec, 4pm
Wed 16 Dec: 9.30am & 11.30am (School Performances)
Thu 17 Dec: 9.30am & 11.30am (School Performances) 
Sat 19 Dec: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Sun 20 Dec: 1pm & 3pm

Tue 22 Dec, 4pm
Wed 23 Dec: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Sun 27 Dec: 1pm & 3pm
Mon 28 Dec: 11am & 1pm 
Tue 29 Dec: 11am (Relaxed Performance) & 1pm
Wed 30 Dec: 11am & 1pm
Sat 2 Jan: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Sun 3 Jan: 1pm & 3pm
Relaxed Performance
We will have one relaxed performance of The Snail and the Whale on Tue 29 Dec, 11am. Relaxed performances are designed for families and children with additional needs. They are designed to provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment. There may be small changes to the show such as to the lighting and sound. There will be a visual guide of the performance to help audience members know what to expect.