Although currently at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue until this weekend, The Gruffalo is heading to the Lowry - following its West End run.

Touring nationally and internationally since 2001, this magical musical adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo has now been performed to well over a million people the world over.

The award-winning book was voted the nation’s number one bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners and has even hit the small screens on Christmas Day in a star-studded TV adaptation on BBC1.

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep dark wood… meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined…?

Ths show is directed by Olivia Jacobs & Toby Mitchell who also adapt the piece to the stage. Design is by Isla Shaw with lighting by James Whiteside and is produced by KW & NB Ltd present a Tall Stories Production.

The Gruffalo is at the Lowry from 17 - 21 April, 2012.