Merry Christmas 2018

21 Dec 2018

As 2018 draws to a close our Christmas season kicks into gear and this year we have six productions to get you feeling festive! This year we celebrated Tall Stories' 21st birthday and we created 'The Canterville Ghost' - a spooky vaudeville show for grown-ups. 'The Snail and the Whale and 'The Gruffalo's Child' both toured up and down the country and we went to the Edinburgh Fringe with a double bill of Oscar Wilde - the aforementioned 'Canterville Ghost' as well as our family show 'Wilde Creatures'. 

As well as the UK Tall Stories shows played in Ireland, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, France and Germany. If you have been to one (or more!) of our shows this year, a big thank you to you and we hope to see you again next year.

Wishing you all a very merry festive season and a happy 2019!

An Oscar Wilde double bill at the Edinburgh Fringe

22 Jun 2018

The 1997 Edinburgh Fringe saw the premiere of Tall Stories' first show, ‘The Happy Prince and Other Stories’, adapted from Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales. 21 years later, we are marking our 21st Fringe with two adaptations of Wilde's work - 'Wilde Creatures', a new adaptation of Wilde's fairytales everyone aged 5 and up; and 'The Canterville Ghost', a brand new show for grown-ups based on Wilde's spectral short story, which marks our 21st birthday and our coming of age!

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Christmas round-up

12 Dec 2017

We are now well into December and this Christmas we have five shows on the go - 'The Gruffalo' is at The Lowry in Salford, 'The Gruffalo's Child' at at the Lyric Theatre in the West End, 'The Snow Dragon' is at the Birmingham Hippodrome and 'Emily Brown and the Thing' is at QPAC in Brisbane up until Christmas and at Arts Centre Melbourne just after. Finally, we are very excited that our new show 'Wilde Creatures' is opening on Friday at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End - we can't wait for everyone to see it! Let the festive fun begin...

The Gruffalo’s Child comes to the West End this Christmas

26 Apr 2017

This Christmas, the Gruffalo's Child will be following in her father's footsteps and will be taking up residence at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, from 22nd November to 7th January. This year the show will be gaining a brand new set and we're delighted that our fabulous touring cast from last year- Sophie Alice, Andrew Mudie, Catriona Mackenzie and Jake Addley - will be returning to the show.

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A new adventure

9 Dec 2016

We are very excited to announce that next year we will be creating a brand new family show for ages 4+ based on the short stories of Oscar Wilde to premiere in the West End in Autumn 2017. The show is created in collaboration with Nimax Theatres and Dominic Dromgoole's new Classic Spring company - for more information take a look at this article from The Stage. We can't wait to get started!

‘Tis the season…

6 Dec 2016

It's our busiest time of year and by tomorrow we will have five shows open around the country. We're very excited for the return of Emily Brown and the Thing which will be in Didcot, Oxfordshire; meanwhile festive favourite The Snow Dragon will be up in Stockton-on-Tees and Milton Keynes. Room on the Broom will be at Stratford Circus in London and then Birmingham Rep before whizzing off on the UK tour in the new year. The Snail and the Whale can be found adventuring in Deptford at the Albany and The Gruffalo is enjoying Christmas at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue - the last chance to see the furry monster in the West End before he heads back home to the wood!

Team updates

18 Oct 2016

A very warm welcome to Lucy Troy who joins our team this week as our new Admin and Production Intern. Lucy will be helping us out with our busy upcoming Christmas season. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Natalia now have new job titles - Charlotte is now General Manager and Natalia is now Creative Coordinator. Exciting times!

Emily Brown selected for USA showcase

6 Sep 2016

We are delighted to announce that our production of 'Emily Brown and the Thing', based on the book by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton, has been selected to perform at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase in January 2017, held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. We can't wait to introduce this show to America! All the selected shows at Showcase can be seen here.

We are recruiting

16 Aug 2016

We are currently looking to recruit an Admin and Production Intern to join our team from October until January. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with stage or production management experience who is also keen to gain experience in an office environment. This is a paid internship, full-time at our office in Highgate. Head over to the Work With Us page for more information!

Edinburgh is calling…

15 Jul 2016

Somehow we have already reached the middle of July, which means that August, and the Edinburgh Fringe, is just around the corner. Tall Stories has been taking shows to the Fringe for the last twenty years and this year we have two offerings:

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Free Gruffalo tickets for schools

8 Jul 2016

This week 'The Gruffalo' returns to the West End to spend the summer at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue and we have been enjoying playing to lovely audiences so far. We are especially pleased to welcome to the theatre several classes of primary school children who have been given complimentary tickets as part of the show's Free Schools' Tickets Initiative.

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Happy birthday Gruffalo!

20 May 2016

Last week marked the 15th birthday of our production of 'The Gruffalo'! To celebrate, the book's author and illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler joined us at the Lyric Theatre for a special performance featuring past and present cast members. An invited audience of local primary school children took part in a Q&A session with the cast, which was followed by a reception with some amazing Gruffalo cakes!