Happily, this seems to be a bumper year for adaptations from the dynamic duo: The Gruffalo is on at the Lyric Theatre from July and The Scarecrow's Wedding is at the Leicester Square Theatre this August.
Come November, Tall Stories' The Snail and the Whale, reimagined as the story of a young girl and her seafaring father telling the tale of a tiny snail's global adventures - attached to the tail of a big humpback whale - is coming to the Apollo Theatre.
The book, which has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, is brought to life with music and storytelling. Directed by Toby Mitchell, the production stars Hannah Miller (daughter), Tim Hibberd (father) and Charlotte Mafham (narrator/viola player). Tall Stories has adapted numerous Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler classics for the stage, including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
After you see the live version, tune into BBC One this Christmas: Magic Light Pictures is turning The Snail and the Whale into an animated feature.
The show is suitable for ages 4 and up.
|What||The Snail and the Whale, Apollo Theatre|
|Where||Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
30 Nov 19 – 05 Jan 20, various
|Price||£15 and up|
|Website||Click here to book|