West Yorkshire Playhouse: The Gruffalo

West Yorkshire Playhouse: The Gruffalo


The hit musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Director Olivia Jacobs

Designer Isla Shaw

Composer John Fiber and Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes

Lighting Designer James Whiteside

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Theatre*

Press Performance Tue 25 July, 2pm

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 30 July 2017


A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...  

Join Mouse (played by Whitby, North Yorkshire actor Lauren Scott Berry) on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book byJulia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad 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?

Combining songs, laughter and magical storytelling theatre, this enchanting production of The Gruffalois set to a wonderfully catchy score with original music and lyrics, playing in Leeds from 25 – 30 July.

Age guide 3+.


West Yorkshire Playhouse has a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leading UK producing theatre. The theatre is a cultural hub, a place where people gather to tell and share stories and to engage in world class theatre. From large scale spectacle to intimate performance the Playhouse develops and makes work for the stage, for found spaces, for touring, for schools and community venues. Alongside work for the stage the Playhouse is dedicated to providing creative engagement opportunities, building and running sustainable projects that reach out to a diverse range of communities. Supporting new and emerging artists is key and the theatre provides creative space for new writers, directors and individual theatre makers to refine their practice.

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