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

Current company

The Gruffalo's Child
Althea Burey
The Gruffalo/Predators
Dominic Gee-Burch
Emily Essery
Matt Tweddle
Company Stage Manager
Rachel Pryce


Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer
Toby Mitchell
Associate Director
Duncan Macinnes
Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer
James Whiteside
Puppet Designer
Yvonne Stone
Morag Cross
Associate Choreographer
Luanna Priestman
Music and Lyrics
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw
Additional Lyrics
Olivia Jacobs and Robin Price
Music Production
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for JollyGoodTunes
Thanks to
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; everyone at Macmillan Children’s Books; our show devisers Morag Cross, Angela Laverick, Luanna Priestman, Sarah Thomas Lane, Lenny Peters, Ben Richardson and Alex Perkins; all at Jacksons Lane; the Tall Stories board members.

This show is for Freddie, Lily and Dominic.

Previous team members

The Gruffalo's Child
Angela Laverick (original production), Sarah Thomas Lane, Caroline Garland, Karina Garnett, Marie-Therese Devine, Ellie Bell, Yvette Clutterbuck, Sarah Kameela Impey, Sophie Alice
Alex Perkins (original production), Rowan Talbot, Liam Lane, Felix Hayes, Stuart Slavicky, Owen G Bevan, Harry Lobek, Philip Yarrow, Tom Crook, Duncan Macinnes, Alex Scott Fairley, Andrew Mudie, Jack Kelly
Morag Cross (original production), Hilda Gardner, Luanna Priestman, Alice Parsloe, Abbey Norman, Lesley Cook, Ellie Bell, Sally-Ann Staunton, Catriona Mackenzie, Georgia Wall