Due to the huge success of the live-streamed performances of The Gruffalo’s Child as well as the very sad news that the ‘in-person’ run of The Gruffalo’s Child at Alexandra Palace had to be cancelled due to London’s Tier 3 restrictions, leading family theatre company Tall Stories will make the recording of The Gruffalo live-stream performance available to audiences across the country. This recording will be available to watch around the world ‘on-demand’ for a limited time only.
From 11th to 13th December the production was live-streamed in association with The Lowry to approximately 40,000 school children at a discounted rate, including free performances for 17,000 school children in Salford and Islington, followed by around 6600 viewers watching from home over the weekend.
The recorded performance was originally broadcast live from the Tall Stories Studio in London on 13th December 2020. The performance lasts approximately an hour and once a ticket has been purchased (tickets priced from £10 per household), customers will have five days to watch the show, much like purchasing a movie via other on-demand services. The show is available to purchase until 3rd January 2021.
This recorded version of the live-stream promises to bring some monstrously festive theatrical sparkle to living rooms all over the world, whilst at the same time providing audiences with the opportunity to support Tall Stories, a registered charity which like so many others in the theatre industry, has been badly hit in the wake of Covid-19 this year and relies on income from ticket sales to survive.
A perfect family treat, this much-loved stage adaptation of ‘The Gruffalo’ is based on the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and presented in association with The Lowry in Salford.
Directed by Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell, this wildly fun recorded live-stream features an exclusive video introduction from the author Julia Donaldson and a special afterword from illustrator Axel Scheffler plus a free printable activity pack filled with ways to make your at-home theatre experience extra special.
This wonderful and iconic adventure is suitable for everyone aged three and up. The full cast includes Ashley Sean-Cook (The Gruffalo), Rebecca Newman (Mouse), Jake Addley (Predators), and Steve McCourt (Understudy).
A captioned recording of ‘The Gruffalo’ will also be available to purchase, as well as a captioned recording of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ live-stream which enjoyed a hugely successful virtual tour over October half-term. Both captioned recordings also feature a British Sign Language introduction and will be available from Monday 21st December to Sunday 3rd January.
Tall Stories are partnering with TicketCo TV who are providing the booking system and streaming platform.
The recorded productions can be purchased here: www.tallstories.org.uk/shows