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Tall Stories will present its acclaimed stage reimagining of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ in a series of livestreamed performances this October. The production, inspired by the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, will be available to audiences around the world to watch from home.
Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Live music, storytelling and audience participation via chat and other functions will bring the story vividly to life in this heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up.
The ‘virtual tour’ will run from 24th October to 1st November, with each performance linked to and marketed by a regional UK venue. Audiences can purchase tickets for any performance but are encouraged to support the performance linked to their local theatre, which will receive a share of the ticket revenue. Partner theatres include The Lowry, Salford; Derby Theatre; Hertford Theatre; New Theatre, Cardiff; The Belgrade, Coventry; Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Birmingham Town Hall; Eden Court, Inverness; Brighton Dome; Dundee Rep and Plymouth Theatre Royal; The Pleasance, London; Curve, Leicester and the Town House, Hamilton and Lanark Memorial Hall.
The production will be broadcast live from Tall Stories’ own brand new studio and performance space in Islington Central Library, London.
Tall Stories are partnering with TicketCo who will be providing the booking system and streaming platform. Families will be encouraged to join in with the action at home through games and songs and can interact with the performers through the platform’s chat function.
Room On The Broom
The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups), adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. ‘55 minutes of high-energy treat’ (Sunday Times) ‘I want to see it again. Now please, mummy’ (Sunday Times reviewer’s child)
See 5 tour dates featuring Room On The Broom
The Snail And The Whale
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