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Tall Stories presents

The Snail and The Whale

  • Fri 23rd Nov to Sun 2nd Dec - Times Vary
  • 55 mins
  • £11.50 / £8.50 schools & groups of 10+(+ £1.50 per transaction when tickets are posted)
The Snail and The Whale


Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father...

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

The company advises that this show is suited to children aged 4+

The performance on Wednesday 28th November at 4.30pm is a Relaxed & Dementia Friendly Performance.

  • especially suited to those with autism and a wide range of disabilities
  • audience members are free to move around and make noise
  • the lights in the auditorium will be up so it's not too dark 

To book for relaxed performances please contact our Box Office on (01603) 598 598 and we will be able to offer information and advice on where to sit within the auditorium. Relaxed performances cannot be booked online.



“There’s real charm in this production.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman 

“Faultless family fare” ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage 

“Joyous in every way… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

“Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals for Kids


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