Were you fortunate enough to see The Gruffalo? We were and I must say that it was exceptional – minimal sets and actors that were extraordinarily expressive and very funny brought this much loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to life.
“The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…”
After the success of The Gruffalo, the charming sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child, premieres this year. Follow the adventure of the Gruffalo’s young child as she ignores her father’s warning and journeys into the deep dark wood in search of the mysterious Big Bad Mouse. Set in a beautiful winter landscape, the Gruffalo’s child meets lots of characters on her way, learns some valuable lessons and has a lot of scary fun (‘scary fun’ is a good description – when the Gruffalo entered the audience when we saw the play, my four-year-old son was literally climbing onto my shoulders, saying quite loudly – much to the amusement of other parents nearby – “Gruffalos aren’t real, Mum!”)
The Gruffalo’s Child runs from April 8-21, 2011 at Sydney’s Seymour Centre in Chippendale. Tickets are $25 each, with group discounts available. Book through the Seymour Centre or Ticketmaster. Look out for The Gruffalo’s Child in Canberra, Victoria and South Australia from July 2011.
If you’re a ‘read the book before you see the movie’ kind of person, get a copy of The Gruffalo’s Child at Book Depository for $5.96, including delivery.