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The Gruffalo stage adaptation to live stream in December

The Gruffalo

A live-streamed production of The Gruffalo will be broadcast in December.

Tall Stories will present their stage adaptation of the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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The stream will be presented 11-13 December in association with The Lowry in Salford with tickets on sale now here.

The production will be filmed from Tall Stories Studio in Islington Central Library, London, into homes and schools around the world.

Directed by Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell, the live-streamed production will feature exciting additional audience interaction together with a free printable activity pack filled with ways to make your at-home theatre experience extra special.

The cast includes Ashley Sean-Cook (The Gruffalo), Rebecca Newman (Mouse), Jake Addley (Predators) and Steve McCourt (Understudy).

The stream, provided by TicketCo TV, will also include a video introduction from the author Julia Donaldson and a special afterword from illustrator Axel Scheffler.

These online performances follow a planned in-person run at The Lowry over Christmas which was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.

Julia Donaldson said: “It’s very sad that at the moment it’s harder for people to see loved ones and to go out to places like theatres. So, I hope that audiences will enjoy visiting the Deep Dark Wood from the comfort of their own home or school.”

Axel Scheffler added: “I’m really glad that audiences are getting a chance to see Tall Stories’ adaptation of The Gruffalo on their TVs or computers. I look forward to seeing people in bookshops and theatres when things get back to normal.”

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