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The Snail and the Whale
Played 9th - 29th March, 2015 at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One
Played 20th March, 2015 at Penang PAC @ Straits Quay
Performed by Tall Stories, UK
Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre Produced by Natalie Chong
 
Tall Stories Theatre THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale... all the way to Kuala Lumpur and Penang! Tall Stories Theatre UK brought us another wonderful show, which like The Gruffalo, was based on a much-loved book by Julia Donaldson. Adapted for the stage by Toby Mitchell, co-founder and joint artistic director of Tall Stories.
 
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SYNOPSIS
Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father…

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs, in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.
 
CASTCast pic - Lucy GraceLucy Grace (Snail/Daughter)
Lucy has previously worked with Tall Stories on ‘Twinkle Twonkle’ which toured the US, UK and played at the Roundhouse, London. Recent credits include ‘A Tree’ (Lyric Hammersmith/Hit the Ground), ‘Blueprint’ (Write by Numbers/Bikeshed Theatre) and ‘Regeneration’ (Write by Numbers/Rich Mix). She has also written her first solo piece 'Garden' which is being developed with support from Write by Numbers and Tamasha Theatre Company.

Tim Hibberd (Whale/Dad)
Cast pic - Tim HibberdTim has worked for Tall Stories previously on ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Mr Benn’ and ‘My Brother the Robot’ and was a member of the original devising company for ‘The Snail and the Whale’ in 2011. He has also worked with Polka Theatre on a number of shows and is the former Artistic Director of Rejects Revenge Theatre Company. He is currently to be seen as Mr Fen in CBeebies’ ‘Topsy and Tim’ (together with his own twins Tom and Natalya) and heard as Vincent Van Coconut in Disney’s ‘Art Attack’.

Charlotte Mafham (Narrator/Musician)
Cast pic - Charlotte MafhamCharlotte trained at Arts Ed and in puppetry with Blind Summit. Previous theatre credits include: Troilus & Cressida’ & ‘Coriolanus’ (Tristan Bates); ‘Zero Point Project’ (BAC), ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ (Hiccup Theatre, UK Tour), ‘The Dark Entry’ (Canterbury Festival), ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ (The Space), ‘The Just So Stories’ (The King's Head Theatre) and ‘Julius Caesar’ (The Scoop). Charlotte also plays the viola for the Whitehall Orchestra, the charity fundraising Amici Orchestra and band The Hidden Tracks.

Toby Mitchell (Director)
Cast pic - Toby MitchellToby studied at Cambridge University and Central School of Speech and Drama. He has been a French and drama teacher, an editor at Macmillan Children’s Books and designer of Total Theatre Magazine. Recent directing credits include ‘The Snail and the Whale’ (UK/international), ‘Twinkle Twonkle’ (UK/US), ‘The Snow Dragon’ (UK/international), ‘Does a Monster live Next Door?’ (UK tour), ‘Cat and No Mouse’ (UK tour), ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ (UK tour), ‘The Egg’ (Edinburgh/London) and ‘Alice and Mr Dodgson’ (Edinburgh/London). Recent performing/devising work includes: ‘Monsters Got Talent’, ‘A British Guide to French Pop’, ‘The Island of First Loves’ (Edinburgh) and ‘Pandemonium’ (Edinburgh & London). He has worked with Soho Theatre and the Royal Court and is co-founder and joint artistic director of Tall Stories.
 
CREW
Production/Stage Coordinator - Tuck Yip
Stage Manager (UK) - Charlie Young
Lighting Coordinator - Sing Lim
Set Building - David Wong