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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 tiny snail save him? Follow the snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of a very adventurous young girl, who’d love to be going round the world with her seafaring father...

“Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children's theatre”
Sunday Times

“An exquisite piece of theatre... that leaves you smiling"
The Stage

“Interactive, moving, fun and captivating... fantastic”
Stockton Evening Gazette


Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Devised by Toby Mitchell, Olivia Jacobs and the Company
Directed by Toby Mitchell

Presented by Tall Stories

Click HERE to see the Trailer

Meet the Cast!

After the 1:30pm show on Thursday, you can meet your favourite actors, as The Snail and the Whale cast come for a chat

Meet a real-life Snail!

Before the 1:30pm show on Wednesday, you can meet GIANT African Land Snails, courtesy of our friends at the World Museum


The Snail and the Whale

Wed 23 to Fri 25 Oct at the Playhouse

Wed at 1.30pm / 4.30pm
Thu & Fri at 10.30am / 1.30pm
Tickets: £12 adults, £8 under 16s
Age recommendation: 4+ 
Running Time: 45 mins (no interval)


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Help the Snail find the Whale!
Download the picture to see a maze, which you can print out, solve, colour in – and then add fish and other sea creatures!
Click Here


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