The Gruffalo - Lyric Theatre

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Venue Information

Lyric Theatre
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
London
W1D 7ES

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

The Gruffalo

In recent years one children’s show has appeared in the West End regularly and now it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. This production, of course, is The Gruffalo and it is set for another appearance at the Lyric Theatre during the Christmas of 2013/2014, ensuring that the London theatre scene still has something to offer for the whole family. So whether audiences head to see The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre or other offerings like Potted Panto at the Vaudeville Theatre or The Wind in the Willows at the Duchess Theatre, this Christmas is a great time to visit the West End.

The Gruffalo introduces audiences to the character of Mouse as he embarks on a Journey into a dark wood hunting for hazelnuts. He is oblivious to the dangers he is about to face and when some predators arrive on the scene he finds himself unable to fight then. All he has is his nut map and his imagination, but luckily the latter comes in handy as he makes up a story of a ferocious Gruffalo that successfully scares them away. But when he comes face to face with the monster from his imagination things take an interesting turn.

The story is adapted to the stage from the children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson (featuring illustrations by Axel Scheffler) and has become a popular part of the West End in recent years. But then the original book has plenty of fans as well, having emerged in 1999 and spawning a sequel in 2004 entitled The Gruffalo’s Child. The book was also adapted to the screen by the BBC in 2009 with celebrity voices that included Rob Brydon.

The production is directed by Olivia Jacobs, with Toby Mitchell the creative producer (together they also provide the script for the adaptation). Tom Crook portrays the Gruffalo in the show whilst Timothy Richey takes on the multiple roles of predators in the dark wood. Meanwhile, Susanna Jennings portrays the role of Mouse with William Towler rounding up the performing talent as an understudy.

The Gruffalo returns to the stage of the Lyric Theatre this Christmas with a run that begins on Wednesday 20th November 2013.

 

In recent years one children’s show has appeared in the West End regularly and now it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. This production, of course, is The Gruffalo and it is set for another appearance at the Lyric Theatre during the Christmas of 2013/2014, ensuring that the London theatre scene still has something to offer for the whole family. So whether audiences head to see The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre or other offerings like Potted Panto at the Vaudeville Theatre or The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre, this Christmas is a great time to visit the West End.

The Gruffalo introduces audiences to the character of Mouse as he embarks on a Journey into a dark wood hunting for hazelnuts. He is oblivious to the dangers he is about to face and when some predators arrive on the scene he finds himself unable to fight then. All he has is his nut map and his imagination, but luckily the latter comes in handy as he makes up a story of a ferocious Gruffalo that successfully scares them away. But when he comes face to face with the monster from his imagination things take an interesting turn.

The story is adapted to the stage from the children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson (featuring illustrations by Axel Scheffler) and has become a popular part of the West End in recent years. But then the original book has plenty of fans as well, having emerged in 1999 and spawning a sequel in 2004 entitled The Gruffalo’s Child. The book was also adapted to the screen by the BBC in 2009 with celebrity voices that included Rob Brydon.

The production is directed by Olivia Jacobs, with Toby Mitchell the creative producer (together they also provide the script for the adaptation). Tom Crook portrays the Gruffalo in the show whilst Timothy Richey takes on the multiple roles of predators in the dark wood. Meanwhile, Susanna Jennings portrays the role of Mouse with William Towler rounding up the performing talent as an understudy.

The Gruffalo returns to the stage of the Lyric Theatre this Christmas with a run that begins on Wednesday 20th November 2013. 

 

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 10th January 2014
Booking Until: Sunday, 12th January 2014
Running Time: 55 minutes
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