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The Gruffalo’s Child to be brought to life at the Churchill Theatre

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 July 2018

The show is coming to Bromley from August 25 - 28. Picture: Lesley Cook

The show is coming to Bromley from August 25 - 28. Picture: Lesley Cook

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Popular children’s book The Gruffalo’s Child will be brought to life by internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories, who are coming to the Churchill Theatre, High Street as part of a major UK and international tour.

The popular children's book was written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Picture: Lesley CookThe popular children's book was written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Picture: Lesley Cook

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow.

After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Find out for yourselves by joining The Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this musical stage adaptation of the much loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Althea Burey, who plays the Gruffalo’s child, said she wishes she had been more like her character.

The live show is part of a major tour. Picture: Lesley CookThe live show is part of a major tour. Picture: Lesley Cook

“I was attracted to the role because she reminds me a lot of the child that I wished I could be when I was younger,” she said.

“She’s so cheeky and daring! I wish I had a bit more of the courage that she has!

“Families should expect to be taken on a wonderful journey of courage and discovery. Be prepared to laugh out loud!”

Jack Kelly, who plays the Gruffalo and the predators, said his favourite part is playing Fox.

He said: “He’s cheekier than I could get away with in real life so he’s lots of fun to play.

“I love the dancing and the frequent costume changes I get to do as Snake, Owl and Fox.”

Georgia Wall plays the character of Mouse.

She said: “I love the character’s wit, spirit and bravery – even if she takes a little while to find it!

“I suppose I’m biased but I love the Big Bad Mouse song!

“It’s powerful, gutsy and a lot of fun. You finally get to see Mouse’s true spirit.

“Part of what makes her so charming is that she doesn’t really realise her own strength, and in this song you see her slowly realising it.”

The show, which is 55 minutes long with no interval, will be at the Churchill Theatre from Saturday August 25 - Tuesday August 28, and is recommended for children aged 3 and up.

To book tickets call 020 3285 6000 or visit www.churchilltheatre.co.uk.

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