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The Capitol Horsham

The Snail & The Whale

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A play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

Tickets from £13, family discount available.

Approx 55 minutes, no interval.


On sale from Friday 17th February, 10am.

Tickets & Prices

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    Faultless family fare
    Whatsonstage.comReview User
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    There’s real charm in this production
    The ScotsmanReview User
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    Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music and songs - it's highly recommended that you climb aboard and set sail!
    Edinburgh Festivals for KidsReview User

  • It’s ingenious, nattily staged, and like the little snail at the heart of the story has big ambitions and wide horizons. Very nice
    The GuardianReview User