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The Gruffalo

CDP with Tall Stories | Wonder Children's Festival

The Gruffalo


Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood ...

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia!

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups…


  • Tall Stories Theatre Company Adaptation by
  • Olivia Jacobs & Toby Mitchell Artistic Directors
  • CDP Theatre Producers Produced in Australia by
  • Olivia Jacobs Original Direction
  • Toby Mitchell Creative Producer
  • Jon Fiber Musical Director
  • Jon Fiber, Robin Price, Olivia Jacobs, Andy Shaw Music and lyrics
  • Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions Music production
  • Morag Cross Choreography
  • Associate Director (Australia) Liesel Badorrek
  • Designer Isla Shaw
  • Original Lighting Design James Whiteside

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $32
  • Group (10 or more) $25
  • Child U/16 $22


The Story House


55 minutes, no interval.

Age recommendation

Ages 3+ and their adults


All e-tickets will be sent out 72 hours before the performance


The 3:00pm performance on Saturday 21 September is an Auslan interpreted performance