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The Gruffalo Heads to Tauranga

The West End production of the monster hit children’s tale The Gruffalo comes to Tauranga’s Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on 27-28 August as part of the show’s extensive North Island tour.

In a production that has become the toast of London’s West End, Tall Stories vibrantly reinvents this delightful tale through its signature style of bold, multifaceted storytelling.

This triumphant trio of performers fill the forest with colourful characters and toe tapping, sing-along songs capturing the magic of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s adored modern classic.

Adapted from the Gold Award-winning children's book, The Gruffalo follows Mouse into the deep dark wood on a lunchtime hunt for hazelnuts. Armed with just a nut map and a very vivid imagination, Mouse runs into the smirking, wheeler-dealer Fox; an eccentric, retired Woodland Air Force General Owl; and the maraca-shaking, party animal Snake.

The Gruffalo is at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on 27 August at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm and on 28 August at 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Tickets are available from or 07 577 7188.

Published: Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 09:00 by Tauranga City Council