The Gruffalo

Conceived in 1999 and premiering in 2001, Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book has toured the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia – including runs in London’s West End, on Broadway and at Sydney Opera House. The London Times reviewed it as "irresistibly charming".

The Gruffalo’s Child

Tall Stories’ adaptation of the sequel to The Gruffalo was created in 2005 and has also toured the UK, the West End and the world (including another trip to Sydney Opera House), receiving four-star reviews in Time Out, the Evening Standard and the Scotsman (among others). Songs, laughs and slightly scary fun for the whole family.

Room on the Broom

Premiering in 2008, Tall Stories’ follow-up to its two Gruffalo shows has flown around the world (including London's West End and Sydney Opera House), enchanting children and adults alike. The Sunday Times described it as "55 minutes of high-energy treat" and in 2013 the show was nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award.

The Paper Dolls

Presented by Little Angle Theatre and Polka Theatre. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. When a little girl cuts out a string of paper dolls she takes them by the hand and together they go on a fantastical adventure whirling through their home and garden. Ticky, Tacky, Jackie the Backie, Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow fly through time and tear across worlds of fun and excitement. They face the jurassic clutches of a toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, and then a very real brother with very real scissors threatens to snip their adventure short...

What the Ladybird Heard

Book early for this winter’s most glittering family treat, What the Ladybird Heard, with a smashing Christmas season at Birmingham Town Hall! For full tour details visit

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the ladybird has a plan of her own!

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!


The Snail and the Whale

Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father… 
Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, this delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hugely popular children's book STICK MAN features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
'Stick Man lives in the family tree 
With his Stick Lady Love 
and their stick children three...'

But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
Guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at!
Most suitable for children aged 3+, their friends & families. 

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