The Snail And The Whale.

The Snail and the Whale

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Minerva Theatre
Family Friendly


Faultless family fare


Joyous in every way… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right

Broadway Baby

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’s 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.

The Snail and the Whale © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2003 – Macmillan Children’s Books.


Family tickets

Family Tickets Available

You can get Half Price tickets for up to four Under 16s attending with every full priced paying adult (up to a maximum of 10 tickets).  

Family Ticket discounts (selected performances) will be applied at the checkout page.

Please note that this discount does not apply to Saturday evenings or to the lowest two prices for productions in the Festival Theatre. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.

Sleeping Beauty: discounts do not apply for performances 26-30 December inclusive.

Age Guidance 
Age 4+
Running Time
55 minutes, no interval