Five questions - Tall Stories

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  • 31 July 2008

This article is from 2008.

Tall Stories

Armed with two shows – The Gruffalo and How the Giraffe Got Its Neck – Tall Stories return to conquer the Fringe once again

  • Name 5 words to describe the Tall Stories style
    Physical, visual, musical, comical, universal.
  • What 4 things should good children’s theatre try and do?
    Entertain, inspire, excite and appeal to adults as much as children.
  • Name 3 reasons why people should come and see your two Fringe shows.
    To see their favourite picture book brought to life on stage; to find out how the Giraffe got its neck; to get in out of the rain.
  • What are the 2 best things about playing the Fringe?
    Seeing lots of other shows; keeping fit by walking up and downhill.
  • What 1 word sums up How the Giraffe Got Its Neck?

C too, 0845 2601234, 31 Jul–25 Aug (not 12), 2.10pm (Gruffalo) and 3.20pm (Giraffe), £7.50–£9.50 (£5.50–£7.50).

The Gruffalo

Hugely successful theatre version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Expect a dancing fox, a moustachioed snake and plenty of other interesting animals. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

How the Giraffe Got his Neck

  • 3 stars

A genius scientist and an eccentric storyteller bring us their fantastic and almost entirely contradictory versions of how certain amazing animals came to be and how certain others came not to be. Ages 4+.

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