Tall Stories

The Snail and the Whale

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5 & 6 June 2018


Under 16s half price

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Main House

55 minutes, no interval

Age guidance 4+

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Show Information

‘Lift wanted, around the World!’

Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father, adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Storytelling, live music and comedy in a show for everyone aged 4 +

Illustration credit: The Snail and the Whale © Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Show Times

Tue 5 Jun 4.30pm
Wed 6 Jun 10.30am
Wed 6 Jun 4.30pm


★★★★★ 'Tall Stories have made an art of adapting Julia Donaldson’s picture books, a source material which is already strong – if not especially long, a challenge the company have risen to by constructing a wider storyline to cleverly hang Donaldson’s tale on.' The Scotsman (2016)

★★★★★ 'Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music and songs - it's highly recommended that you climb aboard and set sail!' Edinburgh Festivals for Kids

★★★★★ 'Joyous in every way... A textbook example of how to do theatre for children right.' Broadway Baby (2016) 

Cast & Team

Director Toby Mitchell

Creative Producer Olivia Jacobs

Designer Isla Shaw

Lighting Designer James Whiteside

Composer Richard Heacock

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