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The Snail and the Whale

29 May to 4 Jun 2021


Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail's incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved picture book.
The Snail and the Whale at artsdepot

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Show details


Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.

Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 4+

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Postal address:
5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
North Finchley
London N12 0GA

Box office tel: 020 8369 5454

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Saturday 29 May 2021

Closes:Friday 4 June 2021

Performance days & times



Sat 29 May 20212.00pm

Sat 29 May 20214.00pm

Sun 30 May 202111.00am

Sun 30 May 20212.00pm

Tue 1 Jun 202111.00am

Tue 1 Jun 20212.00pm

Wed 2 Jun 202111.00am

Wed 2 Jun 20212.00pm

Thu 3 Jun 202111.00am

Thu 3 Jun 20212.00pm

Fri 4 Jun 202111.00am

Fri 4 Jun 20212.00pm

Running time: To be confirmed


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