Julia Donaldson’s Snail and the Whale is set for Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

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Wondering what to do with the kids during the long summer school holidays? Why not head to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre to watch Julia Donaldson’s Snail and the Whale which is set to take place for two days in August.  Perfect as a family show for kids aged 4+ and above, the stage adaptation of the hugely popular children’s story, is set to entertain little ones with laughter, song and story for an estimate of 55 minutes.  We love heading to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre to watch many of their theatre performances, you can read about Dear Zoo, the last show which we watched here.

Brought to you by the Olivier Award-nominated company which produced Gruffalo and Room on the Broom…..the Snail and the Whale also promises to enthral and entertain kids, parents and grandparents alike.   Audiences will have the opportunity to 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.

So if you love reading Julia Donaldson’s books then, this stage adaptation of Snail and the Whale will be something you won’t want to miss.

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When is Snail and the Whale ?

The show will run on Friday, 17 August at 1pm and 3pm and Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 10.30am and 1.30pm

 

How much are the tickets ?

Tickets are priced at £13.50 each.

 

How can I book ?

Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting Stafford Gatehouse Theatre’s website.

 

Where is Stafford Gatehouse Theatre?

Stafford Gatehouse is an old Victorian theatre for professional and amateur shows, including Shakespeare and children’s plays. In 2007, the Borough Hall was reopened as Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, by his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. The Borough Hall was originally opened on 20 June 1877 and the building once housed Stafford Borough Council.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Eastgate Street
Stafford
ST16 2LT
Tel: 01785 619080

Where to park?

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is in the heart of Stafford, just seconds from the main shopping centre and central tourist attractions. It is less than 10 minutes drive from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M6 and can be found by following the theatre mask symbols on routes into the town centre. There are ample parking facilities a short walk away from the theatre and cycle racks are available outside the building.

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46 Comments

  1. August 5, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Tha Snail and the Whale is one of my favourite books, I absolutely love it so would love to go to this!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Glad to hear that Nichola, we love the book as well

  2. August 5, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    When I see these stories, I wish my kid was little again so I could read them. Such adorable books and the production seems very enjoyable.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Yes it does Priya, we can’t wait to watch it ourselves

  3. August 5, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Julia Donaldson is an amazing author and I bet her books come to life as a show brilliantly. My kids would love to go and see this. Mich x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Yes she is Mich and we love her. Our kids grew up reading all her books. Yes hope you can catch the live show too, it will lighten up the kid’s face for sure.

  4. August 5, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I’ve never read this book, but I am going to have to check it out next time we’re at the library. I think my little one will appreciate it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      You can find it easily at the Library, we have a copy of it at home. Its worth getting Julia Donaldson’s books

  5. August 6, 2018 / 8:57 am

    My kids love any story by Julia Donaldson, I bet this is going to be a great show.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Yes it is Jenny, we can’t wait for it

  6. August 6, 2018 / 11:36 am

    This sounds great – it’s a shame it’s not more local as my niece would love this! I can’t wait to start taking her to stuff like this now that she’s old enough x

  7. August 6, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    How fun! I’m sure kids (and adults!) are going to love this!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Yes they all are as we all love it too Abbi x

  8. August 6, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    One of my fave stories, would love to see this brought to life on the stage. I hope it tours

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Yes it does tour Kara, so fingers crossed it will be heading your way soon x

      • August 7, 2018 / 9:16 am

        Typical, comes near me in half term and we are away 🙁

        • yeahlifestyle
          Author
          August 7, 2018 / 2:48 pm

          Oh no Kara! Hopefully you can catch the next one, keep an eye on our blog or Stafford Gatehouse’s website and you will surely find something else that you love to see

  9. August 6, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Seeing a book come to life on stage is so much fun for the little ones! Encouraging Theater & Arts at a young age enhances their creative so much

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Yes we totally agree Kelli, seeing a book on stage gives young mind such creativity

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Oh no Ali, hope you all get to catch it now at Stafford Gatehouse

  10. August 7, 2018 / 12:04 am

    This is awesome! I wish I could attend. Maybe we can bring this to our local theater. Anyone who lives in the area should definitely check this out!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:09 am

      The production show does tend to travel Marie, so hopefully it heads your way soon

  11. Blair villanueva
    August 7, 2018 / 12:31 am

    This is a lovely summer activity, if i have a kid i will send him or her to this event. Surely they will learn a lot.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Yes and have so much fun there too

  12. August 7, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I’m so lucky to have a niece that loves to read…well “read” lol! She’s still a little too young for that, but she loves the pictures and being “read” to. I’ve got a laundry list of books to get her for all ages, it’s a bit of a procurement at this point lol! If I ever get an opportunity to have her see a book come to life, I’ll jump on it right away. This looks so fun and I bet the kids have a ball.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:08 am

      How wonderful to hear that Tiffany, we are sure your niece would love to watch this as seeing the actual character in real life is super for little ones and lets their imagination run wild.

  13. August 7, 2018 / 3:18 am

    My younger cousins are visiting in August & this would be the perfect activity to do with them!
    Thank you for sharing ☺️

  14. August 7, 2018 / 3:18 am

    My younger cousins are visiting in August & this would be the perfect activity to do with them!
    Thank you for sharing ☺️

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Glad to hear to Aimee, yes it would be a great thing to do together

  15. August 7, 2018 / 6:49 am

    We don’t have kids yet but this definitely sounds like fun! 🙂 I’m sure it’s an amazing play

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 9:06 am

      Yes it will be a fab play for the whole family to attend Mich, we can’t wait to see it

  16. Agnes Dela Cruz
    August 7, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I miss those days when my kids enjoy these kinds of book and stories. Now that they are grown-ups especially my daughter her genre with books are way more to adult and she still loves reading. That’s the best part of it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Its great that they still enjoy reading even though they are much older Agnes

  17. August 7, 2018 / 11:28 am

    We’ve not read that book yet. I’m sure my son would love to have me read it and also go see the show!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Hopefully you do get the chance Melanie x

  18. August 7, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    This sound great, we love Julia Donaldson in this house! I’ve love to see one of her books at the theatre.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Exactly! We are as excited as the kids to be honest x

  19. August 7, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    This sounds so cute! It’s too bad I don’t live anywhere near here, because I would definitely recommend it to my kindergarten students!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks Melissa, glad to hear that, how unfortunate thought that you live far. Hopefully the production tours to where you live.

  20. August 7, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Aw we love Julia Donaldson books! We’ve booked to see Stickman at Christmas!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 7:19 am

      How wonderful Jen, I know I will enjoy the show as much as the kids as well

  21. August 7, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    I just squeeeeeeed in excitement, my kids love all the Julia Donaldson books and have been wanting to take them to see one of the theatrical performances for ages. Double squeee as the 17th is my birthday, and we live close enough to Stafford to be able to go 😀

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 7:19 am

      How awesome Laura! Super happy for you. Happy Birthday in advance and give me a shoutout as we will be there for the show on the 17th as well x

  22. August 11, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I never read the book but it sounds so much fun. Will love to visit the theatre and watch the show.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 12, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Hope you get the chance Madeeha, its a lovely book

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