If there’s one author who’s guaranteed to captivate a room full of young children and make even the most energetic child sit still for five minutes while they follow the story, it’s Julia Donaldson. There’s a lot more to her than The Gruffalo, though, and one book that’s often pulled off the bookshelf at bedtime is our battered copy of The Snail and the Whale. No surprise, then, that excitement levels are high in our house now that York Theatre Royal have announced that the stage show is coming to York this summer.
Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? This heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four is being brought to life by Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought us ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.
Dates and ticket info
The Snail and the Whale comes to York Theatre Royal on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July 2021. Call the Box Office on 01904 623568 or visit the York Theatre Royal website