The Gruffalo’s Child

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 05 March - 07 March 2020
Category Live Event

CDP presents Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of
Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

“…this brave little offspring of the Gruffalo captures the young audience and keeps it entranced…plenty of audience involvement to keep the kids active and engaged…” – Stage Whispers

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel live on stage in a new production direct from the West End!

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse does not really exist…does he?

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13, 26, 52, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses return with songs, laughs and scary fun that will spark your imaginations!

Suitable for ages 3+ and their families

FYI this production contains smoke haze

The dramatisation of The Gruffalo’s Child is based on the picture book The Gruffalo’s Child © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Original Director
Olivia Jacobs

Creative Producer
Toby Mitchell

Associate Director Australia/New Zealand
Liesel Badorrek

Isla Shaw

Lighting Designer
James Whiteside

Puppet Designer
Yvonne Stone

Morag Cross

Associate Choreographer
Luanna Priestman

Music and Lyrics
Jon Fiber
Andy Shaw

Additional Lyrics
Olivia Jacobs
Robin Price

Music Production
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes

Production Stills
®Tall Stories

(Early Stage 1 – Stage 1)

From the Program Coordinator…

You would be hard pressed to find a child whose imagination is not captured by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo books and this glorious adaptation is sure to delight and bedazzle even the most reluctant of readers. With catchy songs and brilliant costumes, your students will come out of the theatre beaming. Book early – this will sell out!

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: The Gruffalo’s Child Curriculum Links

Download the Activity Sheets here:
The Gruffalo’s Child Colouring-In Stencil
The Gruffalo’s Child Finger Puppets Activity Sheet
The Gruffalo’s Child Present Hunt Activity Sheet
The Gruffalo’s Child Spot the Difference Activity Sheet
The Gruffalo’s Child Word Search Activity Sheet

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020

Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Access Points

Interactive Performance
High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

Language: Easy
The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.

This production has a strong music focus.

Visual Cues
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

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The Gruffalo's Child

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel live on stage in a new production direct from the West End featuring songs, laughs and scary fun that will spark your imagination!

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Dates and Times:

Schools and General Public Performances
Thursday 5 March at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Friday 6 March at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Saturday 7 March at 10:15am & 12:30pm

Accessible Performance – More Info
Friday 6 March at 10:15am (Relaxed Performance)


55 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

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Groups 6+ $29

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