The Gruffalo's Child

Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should

Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- & 91-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo’s Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts & CDP with Tall Stories.

Creative Team

Original Director: Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer: Toby Mitchell
Associate Director Australia/New Zealand: Liesel Badorrek
Designer: Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer: James Whiteside

Puppet Designer: Yvonne Stone

Choreographer: Morag Cross
Associate Choreographer: Luanna Priestman

Music and Lyrics: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw

Additional Lyrics: Olivia Jacobs and Robin Price
Music Production: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes


This dramatisation of THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD is based on the picture book THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café and our foyer bar is open 60 mins prior to performances.

Looking to book a school visit?

Visit our School Bookings page to make your school booking.

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