The Gruffalo at the Arts Centre Melbourne

Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s much-loved tale The Gruffalo will be playing live on stage at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 26th of November 2017.


Having sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide, The Gruffalo book has fast become a family favourite in households across Australia. The success led to a film adaptation and UK adventure park ride. There is even a Gruffalo trail in the Forest of Dean in England!

Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, the new production for little ones tells the story of a mouse who heads off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood. 

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad snake. Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when she comes face to face with the very creature she imagined?

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UK theatre company Tall Stories and Australia’s CDP Theatre Producers - the team behind the stage adaptations Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo’s Child will bring to life the popular and award-winning book in a colourful play full of songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 + and their adults.

The production will be on at the Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 26th of November 2017. An Auslan interpreted performance will take place on Wed 22nd of Nov and a Relaxed performance on Thursday 23rd Nov. Tickets range from $26 - $49. 

For more information or to book, head to the Arts Centre Melbourne's website.
To BUY the book for a refresher or for the perfect Christmas present, head to to this link.