The Gruffalo returns to Dubbo - with his child!

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo’s Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults.

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours – now in a new West End production. The Gruffalo’s Child embarks on her adventurous mission in the magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

A trio of bright new performers fill the forest with colourful characters and foot-tapping, sing-along songs. Audiences will be dazzled with brand new costumes when the return season entices fans with the magic of the deep dark wood.

The Australian production of The Gruffalo’s Child has attracted critical acclaim, with the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) describing it as “winningly played”, and the Courier Mail saying it “can’t fail to please”.

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) Manager, Linda Christof, said “It’s been a long time coming but we are excited to be finally presenting this season show. The two day performances have sold out and we have seats available for the third performance at 6 pm. Even though the theatre capacity is currently 239 per show when you see the audience safely spread out, it actually looks like a full house and the atmosphere is magical”.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields, said the theatre is safe open for business.

“DRTCC has hosted over 55 diverse events over the past few months and despite a lot of safety guidelines to adhere to, is well and truly safe and open for business. Families and children of all ages are just going to love this kids’ show about resilience and setting boundaries’.

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Source: DRC