The Snail And The Whale: Tall Stories

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E 5JA 
 
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Dates:
10th December 2013 until 5th January 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Various times, no perfs 16, 20, 24 & 25 Dec, 1 Jan
 
PRICES
£16-£18
 
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A favourite with young readers, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book, The Snail and the Whale about an unlikely pairing and an incredible journey, comes to life on stage. In this latest adaptation a father-daughter relationship transforms the book from page to stage. Absent at sea, the father records and recalls his daughter's favourite book so she won't miss him while he's away. It's an enchanting tale, told through music played by the on-stage narrator - an older version of the young girl - on violin, clever use of props and occasional interactive elements. Particular highlights inlcude the volcano and the whale itself. There are interactive parts which children love (she's behind you!) and a penguin 'song' which everyone can join in with. A wonderful stage adaptation which, if possible, improves on an already cherished children's book. Ages 4+. Check out our ticket deals for The Snail and the Whale.

ABOUT TALL STORIES
The live version is brought to the stage by Tall Stories who have already successfully adaptated Donaldson/Scheffler books The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom for the stage. This latest production runs at St James Theatre in London's Victoria for the Christmas period from 10th December 2013 to 5th January 2014, making it one of four productions Tall Stories is staging in London over the Christmas period, the other three being Snow Dragon at Watermans Brentford, My Brother the Robot at the Roundhouse and The Gruffalo at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue.

 

About St James Theatre

Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to the public in September 2012. Built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre in Victoria , the venue will include a state-of-the-art 312 seat theatre, a studio performance space, broadcast TV facilities and a bar and brasserie designed by architect Tim Foster (also responsible for redevelopment projects at the Polka Children's Theatre , Gate Theatre and Tricycle Theatre and cinema). More about St James Theatre

LondonTown.com - The Snail And The Whale: Tall Stories Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Victoria Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Arlington House Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
Carrington Street NCP
 
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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St James Theatre, 12  Palace Street      SW1E 5JA
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