Tall Stories from London, England
Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.
"An exquisite piece of theatre with plenty of lyricism. It's definitely a show that leaves you smiling."
"The theme of love and separation is handled with a grown-up attention to detail that never patronizes its young audience."The Guardian
"An inventive and charming adaptation" The List
The Snail and the Whale is supported, in part, by a Presenter's Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.