The Gruffalo's Child

The stage production of The Gruffalo’s Child will be returning to the West End this November for a limited run.

The popular children’s tale, which has been adapted into many stage productions will run from 24tjh November until 7th January at the Lyric Theatre, posing as an idea for an end of term school trip.

The story of The Gruffalo’s Child, along with the stage adaptation, is suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils, however older pupils are welcome too.

Tickets are now on sale for the limited run.


The show follows the story of the Gruffalo’s child who, on a wild and windy night ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow, discovering new things along her way.

The production is a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to The Gruffalo.

This festive season will showcase the production’s new set and costumes, and is the first time The Gruffalo’s Child will play at the Lyric Theatre.

The Gruffalo’s Child premiered in London in 2005 and has been touring since, providing resources for schools.

Schools and The Gruffalo’s Child

The show is produced by the theatre company Tall Stories.

Tall Stories provides teaching and learning resources for all of its shows, which allow pupils to immerse themselves with the stories before and after they visit the theatre. 

These resources are suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils and allow students to become more engaged with topics such as storytelling, vocabulary, role play and working as a team.

The theatre company also provides workshops throughout the year, which can be specially arranged at different locations.

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