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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.
The Snail And The Whale
Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father… Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up. ‘An inventive and charming adaptation’ The List ****
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Tall Stories Theatre Company
Tall Stories is dedicated to bringing great stories to life on stage for audiences of all ages. The company is a registered charity which has become internationally recognised for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. “Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children’s theatre” Sunday Times
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The Snail and The Whale - Livestream Virtual Tour image © Axel Scheffler