From: Gulb Marketing [gulbmarketing_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]

Sent: 11 May 2018 12:58

Subject: The Snail and the Whale at Gulbenkian


Tall Stories

The Snail and the Whale

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Tue 26 Jun, 1.30pm
Wed 27-Fri 29 Jun, 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 30 Jun 11am & 2pm
Sun 1 Jul, 11am, 2pm & 4pm
Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Tall Stories (creators of the stage shows of ?The Gruffalo? and ?Room on the Broom?) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Hitch a ride for an incredible journey at Gulbenkian from Tue 26 June ? Sun 1 July.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him?

Tall Stories? adaptation is inspired by the work of Storybook Soldiers, who help British military personnel abroad to record bedtime story CDs for their children back home. The amazing journey of the tiny snail is seen through the eyes of a very adventurous young girl ? who?d love to be going round the world with her seafaring father...

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

Tall Stories is a registered charity founded by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997. The company has performed at the National Theatre, at various West End theatres and on Broadway. Tall Stories shows tour to small and large scale venues in the UK, and have performed abroad as far away as Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the US.

Tall Stories presents The Snail and the Whale at Gulbenkian on Tuesday 26 June at 1.30pm, Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 June at 10,30am & 1.30pm, Saturday 30 June at 11am & 2pm, and Sunday 1 July at 11am, 2pm & 4pm. Tickets: ?12.50 / Family group (4+) ?10 / Baby on lap (0-18 months) ?1. The show is suitable for ages 4+ and is 55minutes long. For more information and tickets please visit or call 01227 769075.


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About Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent?s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University of Kent?s commitment to Public Engagement proving an interface between the University and the local and wider community Gulbenkian has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people and talent development.


Arts Council England NPO

On 1 April 2015, Gulbenkian became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. To find out more about this please see the Arts Council England website.