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Preview: ‘Fun, daft and scary!’ The Gruffalo’s Child is coming to The Lowry

“The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…”

After The Gruffalo’s monstrous success on stage and screen, here follows The Gruffalo’s Child, the hotly anticipated sequel which will see plenty more of the Big Bad Mouse and his cunning in a bid to escape the Gruffalo.

It’s coming to The Lowry from 10 August to 4 September and it’s so popular with the little ones that there’s over 40 performances to choose from!

This time round we see a little Gruffalo who goes searching in the snow for the scary animal, despite her father’s warning.

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In her mission to find the Mouse she meets the Owl, the Snake and the Fox, all of whom still share the fear of that terrifying mouse, who promsied he would eat them if they crossed his path.

Each in turn tell her of where to find the Big Bad Mouse, leading her face to face with the dreaded foe.

Tall Stories Theatre Company is returning to the Lowry to showcase Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel in a magically musical adaption.

This sequel replicates the ‘brain over brawn’ theme of the first story, The Gruffalo, which followed a little mouse who used his cunning to evade predators.

The show, which is recommended for ages three and above is told in an easily flowing rhyme scheme with plenty of songs and dances to keep the young ones happy.

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After already receiving many complimentary reviews, the Gruffalo’s Child is set to be a huge hit.

The Evening Standard said it was “Lovingly and simply brought to the stage” whilst Time Out said it was “fun, daft and a little scary.”

The Gruffalo’s Child will be at The Lowry from Wednesday 10 August to Sunday 4 Septmeber.

There will also be a Relaxed Performance on Tuesday 16 August at 10pm as well as an Audio Described performance by Mind’s Eye on Thursday 18 August at 2pm, along with a Touch Tour at 1pm.

The almost hour-long show is promised to be full of fun and laughter for all the family, though all adults must be accompanied by a responsible child!

There are no booking fees for groups of 10 and above, also school prices are only £10.50 per person. For more information and to book your tickets, see their website.

With promises of the performance being “everything good children’s theatre should be” (The List) it is advised to book tickets sooner rather than later.

Buy tickets and find out more at The Lowry’s website

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