The Snail and the Whale

10 December – 5 January 2014

Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father…

‘An exquisite piece of theatre… that leaves you smiling’ (The Stage)
‘An inventive and charming adaptation. **** (The List)
‘Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children’s theatre’ (The Sunday Times)

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.

Please note that this performance is suitable for everyone aged 4 upwards, or younger at the parents discretion.

10 December - 5 January 2014

Performance Times:

Tuesday 10 December 10am/12pm
Wednesday 11 December 10am/12pm
Thursday 12 December 10am/12pm
Friday 13 December 10am/12pm
Saturday 14 December 11am/1.30pm
Sunday 15 December 11am/2pm
Monday 16 December No performance
Tuesday 17 December 10am/12pm
Wednesday 18 December 10am/12pm
Thursday 19 December 10am*/12pm
Friday 20 December No performance
Saturday 21 December 11am/1.30pm
Sunday 22 December 11am/2pm
Monday 23 December 11am/2pm
Tuesday 24 December No performance
Wednesday 25 December No performance
Thursday 26 December 2pm
Friday 27 December 11am/2pm
Saturday 28 December 11am/1.30pm
Sunday 29 December 11am/2pm
Monday 30 December 11am/2pm
Tuesday 31 December 11am
Wednesday 1 January No performance
Thursday 2 January 2pm
Friday 3 January 11am/2pm
Saturday 4 January 11am/1.30pm
Sunday 5 January 11am/2pm

*December 19th 10am show is a relaxed performance.  Relaxed performances are designed to welcome in to the theatre people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or a sensory or communication disorder. Those attending can watch the performance without having to worry if they need to move or make involuntary noises. Changes may be made to the levels of sound and lighting in order to lessen their impacts and eliminate surprise.  Tickets for this showing are at a special price of £9

Ticket Prices:


Premium £18
Band A £16
 Family of 4 £55

School Bookings**

Early Bird (booked before July 31st) £7.50
Standard £9

**Prices are for children and adults accompanying the school group, with every 11th ticket free.

Groups (8+) , School Groups & Access Bookings

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to St James Theatre. For further queries and to book please contact our Box Office on 0844 264 2140.

All concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility must be presented when booking and collecting tickets.

Running Time

Approx. 50 minutes.