The Snail and the Whale

by Tall Stories
Family Friendly
Thursday 24 June 2021 - Saturday 26 June 2021

Back In-Person for 2021!

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.

Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage.

Age Guidance: 4+

Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval) 

“Faultless family fare... One of the best examples of children's theatre."
WhatsOnStage ★★★★★

How To Book

- All bookings must be made in advance, where you will be issued with an e-ticket. Please note that the Box Office is currently only available for calls on Fridays and Saturdays between 11am - 2pm.

- For any enquiries please email or text 07717 346 964 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

- Please make sure your theatre account has an up-to-date e-mail address and contact number so we can send your e-ticket.

- This event will be after the expected final stage of the government's roadmap out of lockdown on 21 June and is due to take place with full audience capacity and no social distancing. Should guidelines change before the event, we will contact all bookers with the latest information.

- Book with confidence: we will be offering a flexible ticketing policy to avoid any concern about cancelled performances. A free exchange or refund will be offered in cases of event cancellations due to COVID-19.

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Friends Membership Deal

Friends get £2 off tickets on Thursday 24 June only, simply login into your theatre account before booking for your discounts to be automatically applied when adding tickets to your basket.

Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffle


Prices from: £14.50

Concessions: £11 for Under 16s