The Snail & The Whale

The Snail & The Whale

Tues 20th July / 4:30pm / Theatre

Wed 21st July / 11am & 2pm / Theatre

Tickets: £13.50


Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? 

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

Age Group:  4+

Running Time:  55 minutes, no interval.

Devised by: Toby Mitchell, Olivia Jacobs and the Company



‘Faultless family fare… One of the best examples of children’s theatre’ WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ 


‘This production has real charm.’ The Scotsman ★★★★★ 


‘An exquisite piece of theatre’ The Stage


‘A small but ingenious pleasure’ The Guardian


‘Joyous in every way... a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right.’ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ 


‘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 ★★★★★ 


‘A heart-warming adaptation... with songs, sensitivity and imagination’ Time Out Sydney ★★★★ 


‘An imaginative and heartfelt adaptation’ The List ★★★★ 

‘Expect to leave the theatre happy and smiling.’ Fest Magazine ★★★★ 

‘Adventures abound in this touching adaptation’ ★★★★ 


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