Monday 1 May 2017

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales at the Leicester Square Theatre this summer

Are you a huge Julia Donaldson fan? We are in this house, the kids have grown up with the stories and still enjoy them as their bedtime stories. A Special adaption will be shown at Leicester Square Theatre this summer from Saturday 8th July – Sunday 3rd September 2017 which we are so excited about and cannot wait to go and see.

Adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo), it’s now time for Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales to swim up the Thames and into Leicester Square Theatre for a summer full of fun! Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from the best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed. Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales is produced by the newly founded Freckle Productions whose shows aim to be vigorous and challenging; engaging both hearts and minds to fire the imaginations of young audiences who may be experiencing theatre for the very first time but also changing the awareness of what performance can be for regular followers. Founder Jennifer Sutherland comments, I am delighted to be welcoming Tiddler back to The West End as the original book celebrates the 10th anniversary of its publication and The Smartest Giant in Town celebrates its 15th anniversary. Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales has delighted audiences in London, across the UK and also internationally since 2011 and this production brings the best of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s work together on the stage. 
To call this show lively would be a whopping understatement. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun (The Guardian). 

Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales Performance dates 
Saturday 8th July – Sunday 3rd September 2017 
Thursday – Sunday - 11am and 2pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 11am 

Relaxed Performance Wednesday 2nd August, 2pm Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with children with an autistic spectrum disorder, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. All tickets for the relaxwd performance  are £5. Running time 1 hour 

How to get there - Leicester Square Theatre is two minutes walk from Leicester Square tube station (Northern & Piccadilly lines), and ten minutes walk from Charing Cross mainline station. 

Box Office Tickets are available from Leicester Square Theatre Box Office on 020 7734 2222 or online at 
Tickets are priced at £19.50 for adults and £14.50 for children. Family tickets (4 tickets, max 2 adults) are £60. Booking Fees apply when booking online or over the phone. 

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales is based on the bestselling stories written by the unparalleled creative partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A Squash and a Squeeze (1993), Monkey Puzzle (2000), and The Smartest Giant in Town (2002) are published by Macmillan Children’s Books, and Tiddler (2007) is published by Scholastic (Alison Green Books). Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are also the co-creators of the beloved modern classic The Gruffalo