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The Show


Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe-tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Is Tiddler telling the truth?
Will Monkey find his Mummy?
Will George The Giant make lots of friends?
Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

  • ★★★★ 'A delight from start to finish. A room of children laughing hysterically, all totally mesmerised by the action.'

  • ★★★★★ 'Brings such joy to children and adults alike. The show was so captivating that no one wanted to miss a moment'

  • ‘To call this show lively would be a whopping understatement. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun.’

  • ★★★★ ‘The largely under five years old audience sat enraptured throughout this thoroughly jolly affair. Funny and goes straight for the inner child’

  • ‘This production should have the word “fun” stamped through it like a stick of rock. More charm than Mary Poppins teaching a kitten to cuddle a baby lamb. And like Mary, it’s pretty much perfect in every way’

  • ‘Children’s shows make me smile, this one made me CONTINUALLY GRIN. A children’s treat that adults too can guiltlessly enjoy.’

  • ★★★★★ ‘An hour-long feast of storytelling that thrills children and parents alike. A MASTERPIECE.’

  • ‘To call this show lively would be a whopping understatement. PACKED with gleeful songs and jolly GOOD FUN.’

  • ‘It may only be a tiddler, but this show has a big heart and is BRIMMING WITH INVENTIVENESS.’

  • ★★★★ ‘Mesmerising.’

  • ★★★★ ‘Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s tales are lovingly brought to life. A perfect children’s show.’

  • ★★★★ ‘Stitches together Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved adventures with wit, innovation and endearing silliness.’

Tour Dates

April 2020

  • 7 – 11 AprLONDON Southbank Centre020 3879 9555BOOK NOW
  • 12 – 15 AprOXFORD Oxford Playhouse01865 305305BOOK NOW
  • 16 – 18 AprLEEDS Town Hall0113 376 0318BOOK NOW

June / July 2020

  • 29 Jun – 2 JulNORWICH Playhouse Theatre01603 598598ON SALE SOON
  • 3 – 5 JulBASINGSTOKE The Haymarket01256 844244BOOK NOW
  • 7 – 8 JulHUDDERSFIELD Lawrence Batley Theatre01484 430 528BOOK NOW
  • 9 – 11 JulSHEFFIELD Lyceum0114 249 6000ON SALE SOON
  • 12 – 13 JulWORCESTER The Swan Theatre01905 611 427BOOK NOW
  • 17 – 19 JulCHESTER Storyhouse01244 409113BOOK NOW
  • 21 – 22 JulBRISTOL Redgrave Theatre0117 3157 602BOOK NOW
  • 24 – 26 JulWINCHESTER Theatre Royal01962 840 440ON SALE SOON
  • 28 – 29 JulGUILDFORD G Live01483 369350BOOK NOW
  • 30 Jul – 2 AugKINGSTON Rose Theatre020 8174 0090ON SALE SOON

August 2020

  • 4 – 5 AugTAUNTON The Brewhouse01823 283244BOOK NOW
  • 7 – 9 AugHORNCHURCH Queen's Theatre01708 443333BOOK NOW
  • 10 – 11 AugSOUTHEND Palace Theatre01702 351135ON SALE SOON
  • 12 – 15 AugPLYMOUTH Theatre Royal01752 267222ON SALE SOON
  • 18 – 23 AugMILTON KEYNES The Stables01908 280800BOOK NOW
  • 26 – 30 AugCARDIFF New Theatre029 2087 8889ON SALE SOON

September 2020

  • 3 – 5 SepNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Northern Stage0191 230 5151ON SALE SOON

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Cast & Creatives

Coming Soon

  • DIRECTOR Sally Cookson
  • MUSIC & LYRICS Benji Bower
  • DESIGNER Katie Sykes
  • LIGHTING DESIGNER Elanor Higgins
  • MUSICAL DIRECTOR Brian Hargreaves

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