COMING UP: The Snail and the Whale, Liverpool Playhouse – 23-25 October 2013

Tall Stories come to the Liverpool Playhouse this half term with The Snail and the Whale, based on the much loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Combining storytelling, live music, and lots of laughs, this stage version of the modern children’s classic will be at the Playhouse from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 OctoberTICKETS

The Snail and the Whale has quickly become a modern classic since its publication in 2003. In this faithful and exciting show adaptation, all music and sound effects are created live on stage, and is recommended for children aged 4 and up.

It tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him?

Tall Stories’ adaptation is inspired by the work of Storybook Soldiers, who help British military personnel abroad to record bedtime story CDs for their children back home. The amazing journey of the tiny snail is seen through the eyes of a very adventurous young girl – who’d love to be going round the world with her seafaring father.

The Snail and the Whale is based on the children’s book written by former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by long-time collaborator Axel Scheffler, whose successes include Room on the Broom and Monkey Puzzle. Their most famous creation is The Gruffalo and its follow-up, The Gruffalo’s Child, which Tall Stories adapted into a successful stage show, touring to the Liverpool Playhouse in 2011.

This production at the Liverpool Playhouse falls in the nationwide Family Arts Festival, which sees 1,500 family friendly events taking place across 700 venues around the UK.

Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October
Tall Stories present THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
Liverpool Playhouse
Williamson Square
L1 1EL

1:30pm & 4:30pm on Wed 23 Oct
10:30am & 1:30pm on Thu 24 Oct
10:30am & 1:30pm on Fri 24 Oct

Tickets: £8 – £12 (No Booking Fees)

Box Office: 0151 709 4776
Online Booking (24-hour):

Age Recommendation: 4+

Running Time: 45 minutes (no interval) 

IMAGE: Copyright – Tall Stories

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