29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

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The Gruffalo

July 17 - September 8, 2024

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

TimeOut London

Why See The Gruffalo?

Family ShowsTheatre for Kids and Families

Back for Summer 2024

Following several successful runs in the capital, Julia Donaldson's iconic children's picture book musical stage adaptation returns in summer 2024! When Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood, he encounters a mysterious creature. To warn them off, he spins wild yarns about a terrifying creature who prowls the forest. But what will happen when he comes face to face with the mythical beast - the Gruffalo - himself?

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 the theatre in a family-friendly environment.


The plucky Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood. Along the way, he encounters many 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, lots of laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their adults; let their imaginations run wild!

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Opening night: 17 July 2024


The show contains songs, laughs and mild peril for children aged 3+ and their adults.

Run time

55 minutes without interval

Next available performances

Wed, Jul 17


Thu, Jul 18



Fri, Jul 19


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