Tall Stories 

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

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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.

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★★★ New after-school performance times! ★★★


“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

Behind the Scenes


Tall Stories: The Snail and The Whale


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. 


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