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29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

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Ended 12 Jan 2014 after 53 days

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Tall Stories have transformed a well-loved story into an exuberant, funny show

Time Out London

Closed 12 Jan 2014

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's award-winning picture book is given the musical treatment for the West End, in this magical, musical play.Youngsters will instantly recognise the characters of the charming story, making this a perfect opportunity to introduce them to theatre in a family friendly environment.


The plucky Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood. Along the way he encounters a myriad of hungry predators who he scares away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo. But what do you think happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he supposedly conjured up in his stories?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their adults; let their imaginations run wild! The show received warm reviews for its adaptation of the children's book, as well as a sell-out Christmas run at the Lyric Theatre.

Tall Stories is a charitable trust dedicated to staging family oriented shows, having already adapted Donaldson and Scheffler's The Snail and the Whale and Cressida Cowell's Emily Brown and the Thing into plays for the primary school age.

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Opening night: 20 November 2013

Closing night: 12 January 2014


The Gruffalo - songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their adults.

Run time

55 minutes with no interval

The Gruffalo Shop

What You Say

23 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

Emma-Jayne Threadgold: “Absolutely Fabulous”

I can`t understand why anyone would write a bad review for this play....peo... more

Michael Roots: “Fantastic Fun For The Family”

Wow! all i can say is WOW. Brilliant storytelling and a fantastic trip out.... more

Nigel Simpkins: “Inventive And Brilliant Show”

Having taken my youngest to see the likes of other shows such as Peppa Pig ... more

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