“No Gruffalo should ever step foot in the deep dark wood,” says the father Gruffalo to his child one windy night – a warning that goes unheeded as the mischievous little one decides to go on an eye-opening and somewhat scary adventure with plenty of surprises along the way.
Brought to you by children’s theatre charity Tall Stories, The Gruffalo’s Child is the sequel to the much-loved The Gruffalo which played at PJ Live Arts last year to roaring success. It’s set to put a smile on kids’ faces once again this month, with an enchanting blend of physical theatre, original music and puppetry that’s perfect for those aged three and up.
The Big Bad Mouse
So just why is the monstrous Gruffalo so wary of the deep woods, telling his own offspring to be extra cautious and preferably steer clear altogether? That would be due to the cunning rodent that acts as the protagonist in the first story, adapted from the award-winning children’s book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, and illustrator Axel Scheffer.
The shrewd mouse evades being eaten by numerousanimals and eventually weasels its way out of becoming the Gruffalo’s own dinner. The Gruffalo’s young must now discover for itself whether or not the feared mouse actually exists or if he’s just a hoax.
Making its stage debut at London’s Polka Theatre in 2006, The Gruffalo’s Child has since toured to scores of countries across the world, entrancing its young audiences wherever it lands. Tall Stories’ artistic directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell infuse all their productions with engaging storytelling that keeps audiences active while they watch with lots of involvement.
Combined with catchy songs and imaginative costumes and your kids will be immersed from start to finish!
The Gruffalo’s Child
WHERE PJ Live Arts, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 10am & 12.30pm (19-21, 24-27 Feb; 9-12 & 16 Mar), 10.30am (21 & 28 Feb, 13 Mar), 2.30pm & 5.30pm (23 Feb, 1 & 15 Mar)
ADMISSION RM75, RM95
TEL 012 230 2469