The Gruffalo

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JUNE 2014

ADDRESS
Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 9AS 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
27th May 2014 until 1st June 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Various
 
PRICES
£11-£13
 

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The Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this is the perfect opportunity to see it if you missed its run at Lyric Hammersmith earlier in the year. The loveable little mouse will once again be taking a 'stroll through the deep, dark wood'. Threatened by various predators, a snake, an owl and a gruffalo with ''terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws'', the mouse outwits them all. The plot is enchanting and is told by Tall Stories with a winning simplicity. The cast of three manage to transform the stage with remarkably few props and a host of infectiously catchy songs, not to mention some superb dance routines and non-stop drama. Many of the memorable lines become catchphrases and are repeated throughout the show in a bid to appeal to the innate 'again, again' approach favoured by children. By the end of the show they can raucously join in with their favourite bits. "A fine piece of children's theatre," says The Sunday Times; "Monstrous fun," says The Daily Mail.

 

About Rose Theatre

The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, and the public formed a campaign to 'Save the Rose' and protect it from redevelopment. More about Rose Theatre

LondonTown.com - The Gruffalo Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
3 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Rose Theatre events

 
The Massacre At ParisThe Massacre At ParisProfessional theatre company The Dolphin's Back performs Christopher Marlowe's last play The Massacre At Paris, a brutal play based on the French Wars of Religion with themes of murder and assassination.7th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Rose Theatre, 56  Park Street      SE1 9AS
Category: event
On Soon
The Massacre At Paris
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  7th to 26th October 2014
VENUE  Rose Theatre 
Professional theatre company The Dolphin's Back performs Christopher Marlowe's last play The Massacre At Paris, a brutal play based on the French Wars of Religion with themes of murder and assassination.
 

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