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

Current company

Molly Rolfe
Steve McCourt
Narrator/Viola Player
Amy Jackson-Ives
Company Stage Manager
Emily Walls


Toby Mitchell
Creative Producer
Olivia Jacobs
Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer
James Whiteside
Richard Heacock
Production Manager
Beth Hoare-Barnes
Associate Director
Natalia Scorer
Associate Lighting Designer
Aaron Dootson
Company stage manager
Verity Clayton
Costume Supervisors
Lisa Aitken and Alice Lessing
Marketing Manager
Jan Baister
Publicity Concept Design
Press and Publicity
Jo Allan PR
Prop Refurbishment
Bryony Rumble
Set Construction
Footprint Scenery / Harrogate Scenic Services
Scenic Painter
Kerry Jarrett
Chair Upholstery
Karen Wood
Wooden Snails
Jack Chivers
Set Transportation
CEG Logistics
Thanks to
Julia Donaldson MBE, Axel Scheffler and all at Macmillan Children’s Books; initial devisers Audrey Brisson, Ellen Chivers, Martyn Dempsey, Tim Hibberd, Luanna Priestman and Rhiannon Wallace; all at our tour venues and rehearsal rooms; the Tall Stories board members. Special thanks to Kirsty Alderson and Rosemary Meeke from Storybook Soldiers.

This show is for Dominic and Lauren.

Previous team members

Rhiannon Wallace (original production), Susanna Jennings, Lucy Grace, Amy Tobias, Hannah Miller
Martin Dempsey (original production), Patrick Bridgman, Tim Hibberd
Narrator/Viola Player
Ellen Chivers (original production), Eva Tausig, Rosalind Steele, Catriona Stirling, Rachel Benson, Charlotte Mafham
Understudy Narrator
Cathryn Gleeson
Company Stage Manager
Kaley Freeman, Charlie Young, Ben Luke, Verity Clayton