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‘Silly old fox/owl/snake, doesn't he know?
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!’

Follow the antics of the clever Mouse as it outwits the scheming predators – Owl, Fox, and Snake, with the story of The Gruffalo, who once lived only in Mouse’s imagination but not for much longer! The Gruffalo musical is inspired by the famous children’s book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It is one of the rare musicals for children ages three and up and is widely enjoyed by young families with squealing kids who sing along to their favourite tunes. Watch The Gruffalo with your kids, or simply relive nostalgia; it won’t disappoint you!

About the Show

The Gruffalo is directed by Olivia Jacobs, with music and lyrics by Job Fiber, Robin Price, and Andy Shaw. The talented cast brings forth the emotions and characters of the animals vividly that even three-year-olds can follow the play! The cast includes Rebecca Newman as the Mouse, Elliot Rodriguez as The Gruffalo, and Jake Addley as Predator. It is a feat to bring to life the iconic visuals and characters that are familiar in a book to the stage, and contributing towards that effort is designer Isla Shaw and lighting designer James Whiteside, with choreography by Morag Cross.

The Story

The Gruffalo is the story of how the meek turn mighty! This inspiring and witty story translates beautifully onto the stage in this adaptation of the book. The musical narrates the story of the tiny mouse which goes into the forest seeking hazelnuts. It is encountered by terrifying predators, who all invite the mouse to their homes, as a ploy to eat it! These predators include a sly Fox, an old Owl, and a spirited Snake. However, the smart Mouse declines their offer and instead tells them the story of its friend, ‘The Gruffalo’ and how it is going to dinner with him.

The Gruffalo is a figment of the imagination of the Mouse and is a fantasy creature, a mix of a Grizzly Bear and a Buffalo. Mouse tells the predators about how they are the favourite food of the Gruffalo. They let Mouse go, lest the monster eats them up! But lo and behold, Mouse meets the Gruffalo! Find out if the Gruffalo is real and what he does to Mouse in the musical.

Practical Info

Show Details

Show Timings

Wed & Fri - 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Thu - 11:00 AM
Sat & Sun - 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

55 minutes without an interval.

Leading Roles
Rebecca Newman as Mouse
Elliot Rodriguez as The Gruffalo
Jake Addley as Predators

Book by
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Directed by
Olivia Jacobs


Recommended for children above the age of 3.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible
Coat check

The Lyric Theatre has a seating capacity of 887.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

The Gruffalo London Tickets

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The Gruffalo - Lyric Ticket Prices

Stalls: £18.6 - £28.2
Dress Circle: £23.4
Upper Circle: £18.6

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The Gruffalo was first staged by Tall Stories on a UK tour in 2000, followed by a West End production in 2005. It has toured several countries, including its sequel “Gruffalo’s Child”. The latest production at West End will play for a limited period from 6th July – 1st September 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The musical runs for 55 minutes without an interval.

Critic Reviews

“This enjoyable show also adds theatricality which is new to the book’s fans. Thus we get lots of tuneful songs in a range of rhythms with the melody at the top of the texture and some engaging, gently pantomimic, interaction.”
The Stage

“An energetic adaptation of The Gruffalo will keep young audiences entertained."
The Telegraph

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TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer our detailed guide.

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Q: Is there a way to purchase The Gruffalo London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.

Q: What time should I arrive at Lyric Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.

Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.

Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.

Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Gruffalo London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.