Monster family show The Gruffalo is coming to York!

Don’t miss the hit musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. (“A modern classic” The Observer).

Following another sell-out run in the West End this Christmas, Tall Stories’ live stage adaptation of the best-selling picture book The Gruffalo is back on UK tour! Touring nationally and internationally since 2001, this magical musical adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo has been performed over 4000 times to over a million people the world over! The award-winning book was recently voted the nation’s number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners and even hit the small screens on Christmas Day in a star-studded TV adaptation on BBC1! Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood… meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl, a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined…? The Gruffalo is an ideal introduction to theatre for pre and primary school children and their families; with plenty of songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 to 300! Watch a sneak preview online at www.gruffalolive.com Performances: Thu 12 & Fri 13 August at 1.30pm and Sat 14 at 11am & 1.30pm Tickets: £11.00 from box office on 0844 847 2322 or online at www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk For all press enquiries (competitions, photos and interviews) please contact Celestine Dubruel on 01904 678711 or email celestinedubruel@theambassadors.com Editors notes: • Dates & times, Box Office number, website, ticket prices • Running time: Approx. 55 minutes – no interval. • 2010 UK tour list, photography and trailer online at www.gruffalolive.com • Winner of the Smarties Prize, The Gruffalo is published by Macmillan. The book has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over thirty languages. • This hit production has been playing to sell out audiences since 2001; touring both nationally and internationally – including three smash hit Christmas seasons in the West End. • Acclaimed children’s theatre company Tall Stories’ other productions include Gruffalo’s Child, The Snow Dragon and Room on a Broom. Led by Artistic Director Olivia Jacobs, the company is an established name on UK and international touring circuit. See www.tallstories.org.uk