The Gruffalo Review

A mouse took a stroll through a deep dark wood…

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories brings its celebrated production of ‘The Gruffalo’ to the beautiful Alexandra Palace Theatre for a limited summer season from 30 July – 29 August 2021!

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.   

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?   

Filled with songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, ‘The Gruffalo’ is produced by award-winning theatre company Tall Stories – a creative force whose productions include ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, the Olivier Award Nominated ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and ‘The Snow Dragon’. The creative team includes Director Olivia Jacobs, Creative Producer Toby Mitchell, Designer Isla Shaw, Composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes and Lighting Designer James Whiteside.

The gruffalo live is an experience any gruffalo loving child (and adult) will love. Audience participation is encouraged and the kids seemed to really enjoy it. We took a picnic with us and ate sandwiches and munched on raisins whilst enjoying the show. The staff at the venue were super lovely and helpful showing us to our seats as we were running late.

The performance was great, loved the singing and dancing. Shout out the snake for stealing the show. A fun day out for all at a great location. Go weekly to enjoy the sites of Alexandra Palace. The view is awesome. Families travelling to Alexandra Palace to see ‘The Gruffalo’ are encouraged to make a day of it with so many things to see and do inside and out including hiring a pedalo on the wonderful boating lake, or cooling off with a skate at the Ice Rink. Picnic Boxes will also be available to buy so that you can make the most of the wonderful Park with a pre or post show lunch or tea!

I definitely recommend it to parents who are trying to figure out what to do with the kids during the summer holidays.

Written by A. U.