Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Gruffalo Live On Stage


We have always been a big fan of the Gruffalo and we own the award winning book by Julia Donaldson. So when we got invited to attend the press viewing of the Musical Adaptation of the Gruffalo I was really excited and was definetly going to attend. 



We went on Sunday to the Lyric Theatre in London for a midday viewing of the show. Lily had never been to a show like this before and so I wasn't sure what she would be like. The age guide for the show says 3+ but as it is only a guide I thought I would give the show a go with Lily to see if she would enjoy it.

Lily was quite interested to be somewhere different and although she didn't really know what she was about to see, she seemed excited.


I had never been in the Lyric Theatre before and when we got in there the stage looked brilliantly set up. It was a woodland scene and was set out so well that it really looked like a deep little wood. We sat down and it wasn't long before the show started. Lily straight away was really interested in what was going on and couldn't keep her eyes from the stage and the actors playing out there parts.

She was loving it. Giggling along with some of the funny parts and pointing at the tree's and animals. Then she really enjoyed the parts when they sang and was dancing away on my knee and would applaud after the songs. She actually was a a lot more entertained than I thought she would be and that, I would put down to the show being so brilliant and the actors so enthusiastic.



(Photo Credit Tall Stories)

The Mouse is played by Ellie Bell, The Gruffalo is Steve Mccourt and the Predators is Charlie Guest and it is directed by Olivia Jacobs.

As well as the stage looking amazing, the actors did to. I Loved the costumes as they were not over the top but realistic enough for the children to know what they were. Also the Gruffalo's costume wasn't to scary for children.

The actors were great at getting the children involved getting them to roar like a Gruffalo and shout out Gruffalo when she was asking who she was going to meet for lunch.

The show was exciting, funny and had a ton of energy. It told the story of the Gruffalo so well that it makes you fall in love with the tale even more.

I myself had never been to a show like this before and even as a adult I really enjoyed this show.

This show is one not to be missed if your a Gruffalo fan and even if you haven't yet read The Gruffalo I would recommend seeing the show as its brilliant. If it is still running in a few years I will definetly be taking Lily back to see it.


Tickets are available to buy from The Tall Stories Website 

Price - £14.50 - £18.50

Dates - 6th July 2016 - 8th January 2017

Venue  - Lyric Theatre  - Shaftesbury Avenue

Nearest Tube - Piccadilly Station

Running time - 55min 

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like she had a great time and was such a good girl! Now if I took Noah on the other hand there's no way he'd sit still and he'd probably be frightened too! Combination of ants in his pants and being a softy pants :') xx

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  2. Sounds amazing
    Definitely one to go and see as it's our favourite book and has been for a long time
    Looks like you all enjoyed it too

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  3. Sounds amazing
    Definitely one to go and see as it's our favourite book and has been for a long time
    Looks like you all enjoyed it too

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  4. Would love to go to shows with my little people, but my eldest is always a bit unpredictable with loud noises and crowds. Sounds like you guys had a fabulous time. We love the book and DVD :)

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  5. Wow, I've heard some really great things about this already and I'm just bursting to go with my two! I'm pretty sure they'll love it so much!

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  6. That is just so much fun! I love the costuming and the set. I'm so glad you had the chance to go.

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  7. This sounds like so much fun! My kids love the Gruffalo so much I can recite it without needing to look at the book haha they would love this x

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  8. Sounds like really good fun - I think my daughter would love it.

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  9. This sounds great I took my son to something very similar which was really good.

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  10. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! What a fun day

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  11. I used to love theatre trips! Glad you had a great time!

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  12. This looks like such a lovely show to take the little ones to! Glad you had a good time!

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  13. What a lovely show, I love taking my little boy to the theatre, he enjoys it so much.

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  14. This is such a lovely show for the little ones! x

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  15. Good to know your little one had a good time x

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  16. Sounds like such a great trip out for the kids, I'm glad she seemed to have a good time x

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  17. Wow it looks great, my girls went to see this with their school and loved it ;-)

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  18. Ah the Gruffalo! I love reading this story to the littlies in our family. It looks like a fab show and the prices seem reasonable too. Bookmarking this for a Christmas gift for my God Son!

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  19. My daughter used to love the Gruffalo! Seems like such a good show and the costumes/sets look great, we went to see the Lorax last year and it blew me away, so I can imagine it being somewhat like that xx

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  20. Aw it seems like just yesterday that I was reading the Hungry Little Caterpillar and the Gruffalo Glad you enjoyed the stage production.

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  21. Ooh this looks great! I haven't read the gruffalo to my knowledge but when I do have kids I would read it to them and take them to see something like this! xxx

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  22. This looks like a fab show, and it sounds like Lily had a great time! I used to love reading the Gruffalo to my boys, it was one of my favourites ;-)

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  23. We love the Gruffalo, such a cool book for little ones.

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  24. Awww how lovely, I have seen a lot of kiddy books on gruffalo but never actually read any before. It must have been nice for you and the kids seeing it live on stage

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  25. So many of my friends were huge Gruffalo friends when we were younger so I must tell them about this! Looks like a great show :)

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