Adapted by the company from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Macmillan Children’s Books)


Olivia Jacobs
Creative producer
Toby Mitchell
Associate director
Morag Cross and Sam Conway
Morgan Large
Lighting designer
James Whiteside
Yvonne Stone
Scenic construction
KW Props
Music and lyrics
Jon Fiber, Andy Shaw and Robin Price
Music production
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions
Thanks to
Julia Donaldson MBE, Axel Scheffler and all at Macmillan Children’s Books; our initial devisers David Covey, Morag Cross, Fionnuala Dorrity, Caroline Garland, Felix Hayes, Alex Scott Fairley and Phil Yarrow; all at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham; all at the Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead; all at our tour venues and rehearsal rooms; the Tall Stories board members.

Previous team members

Morag Cross (original production), Sarah-Louise Young, Fiona Putnam, Yvette Clutterbuck, Amy Harris
Fionnuala Dorrity (original production), Karina Garnett, Lesley Cook, Yvette Clutterbuck, Emma MacLennan, Alexandra Harman, Catriona Mackenzie, Emma Crowley-Bennett
Dog and Frog
Phil Yarrow (original production), Sam Donovan, David Garrud
Bird and Dragon
David Covey (original production), Scott Armstrong, Alex Scott Fairley, Alan Park, Sam Donovan, Dan Foxsmith, Luke McConnell, Darren Seed, Connor Bloom