Ages 4+

Book tickets

A good story can take you all around the world without even leaving your room

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.

Running time 55 minutes (no interval) 

'The Snail and the Whale' will play at the Pavilion Theatre in Dublin from 16 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.

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4 Aug
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4 Aug
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29 Jul
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