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The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale


  • DATES & TIMES: Monday 5 December 2016 – Sunday 1 January 2017
  • AGE GROUP: 4+
  • TICKETS: £12
  • PROMOTIONS £34 family ticket
  • Tall Stories presents

    The Snail and the Whale

    Following sellout visits with The Snow Dragon and Twinkle Twonkle, Tall Stories, the company behind The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom bring their magical adaptation of The Snail and the Whale to the Albany for Christmas! 

    ‘An exquisite piece of theatre.’ The Stage


    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? 


    Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father. With storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.


    ‘Faultless family fare… One of the best examples of children’s theatre.’ â˜…★★★★


    Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    Adapted for the stage by Tall Stories


    Watch the trailer here: 



    Performance schedule: 

    Monday 5 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Tuesday 6 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Wednesday 7 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Thursday 8 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Friday 9 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Saturday 10 December, NO PERFORMANCES

    Sunday 11 December, 11am & 2pm

    Monday 12 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Tuesday 13 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Wednesday 14 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Thursday 15 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Friday 16 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Saturday 17 December, NO PERFORMANCES

    Sunday 18 December, 11am & 2pm

    Monday 19 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Tuesday 20 December, 10.30am & 1pm

    Wednesday 21 December, NO PERFORMANCES

    Thursday 22 December, 11am & 2pm

    Friday 23 December, 11am & 2pm

    Saturday 24 December, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

    Tuesday 27 December, 11am & 2pm

    Wednesday 28 December, 11am & 2pm

    Thursday 29 December, 11am & 2pm

    Friday 30 December, 11am & 2pm

    Saturday 31 December, 11am & 2pm

    Sunday 1 January, 11am & 2pm


    BSL interpreted performance:  Friday 9 December, 10.30am

    Relaxed performance: Friday 9 December, 1pm

    Touch Tour: Monday 12 December, 9.15am

    Audio Described performance:  Monday 12 December 10.30am


    Please note: A Family Ticket consists of 2 Full Price and 2 Child tickets or 1 Full Price and 3 Child tickets.



    Schools and Nurseries


    Weekday performances from 5 - 20 December are school performances, however families are welcome to book.


    £12, £8 concs / £8 groups 10+ (plus every 11th ticket free)


    We can also provide a free lunchroom for your class, subject to availability, booking is essential.


    Subject to availibility.


    Click here to download a booking form