Touring the world on a whale at Exeter Northcott

08:30 21 November 2012

A scene from Snail and Whale

A scene from Snail and Whale

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This year’s Christmas show at Exeter Northcott looks set to be a winner with children and grown-ups alike.

Tall Stories, creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, bring their latest production, The Snail and the Whale, to the theatre for a festive run.

This charming play of bravery tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. What an adventure the pair embark upon, as they journey together across the seas.

But then disaster strikes – the whale gets beached in a bay. Can the brave little snail save the day? Follow the snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father.

Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, The Snail and the Whale mixes imaginative storytelling, plenty of laughs and fantastic new music played live on stage – in a show for everyone aged four and over. The Exeter Northcott is the final venue of its 2012 international tour, which began in February.

This is Tall Stories’ latest collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It is inspired by the work of Storybook Soldiers, who help British military personnel abroad to record bedtime story CDs for their children back home.

Julia Donaldson says of The Snail and the Whale: “It is probably my favourite of all the books I have written for Axel Scheffler to illustrate.”

The Snail and the Whale runs from Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 30 December. Tickets cost £10, with concessions for groups and it runs for 50 minutes, with no interval.

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