The Gruffalo's Child returns for Christmas with full Covid measures
Popular children’s show booking at Alexandra Palace from 5th December 2020
CHRISTMAS AT ALLY PALLY FEATURING
THE HIT MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE PICTURE BOOK
BY JULIA DONALDSON AND AXEL SCHEFFLER
- THE PERFECT FAMILY TREAT, THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD COMES TO ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE FOR CHRISTMAS 2020
- ALLY PALLY FESTIVITIES WILL ALSO INCLUDE SANTA’S GROTTO, CHRISTMAS MOVIE SEASON, ICE SKATING & MORE
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…
Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories brings its celebrated production of The Gruffalo’s Child to the beautiful Alexandra Palace Theatre for a limited Christmas season from 5 December 2020 – 3 January 2021.
Co-Artistic Director of Tall Stories and director of the show Olivia Jacobs says “We’re thrilled to be performing ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ for audiences at Alexandra Palace this Christmas. It’s been a really tough year, so we’re thrilled to have found a safe and beautiful home for the show and to be able to bring some joy, fun and laughter to families over the festive period.”
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical stage adaptation, of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Tall Stories’ hit musical adaptation of the award-winning sequel to The Gruffalo, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, is ‘everything good children’s theatre should be’ (The List) featuring songs, laughs and lots of fun for children aged 3 and up, and their families.
The Gruffalo’s Child is produced by award-winning theatre company Tall Stories – a creative force whose productions include The Gruffalo, the Olivier Award Nominated Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and The Snow Dragon. The creative team includes Director Olivia Jacobs, Creative Producer Toby Mitchell, Designer Isla Shaw, Composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes and Lighting Designer James Whiteside.
As you make your way to the theatre, festive lights, Christmas trees and decorations will transform the Palace’s East Court. Here you will find Santa’s Grotto. This year we have made some adjustments to the experience and a safe and suitable distance will be maintained between Santa and the children as well as a one-way system. Santa will be in residence on selected dates between 5-23 December, with full information available via the Alexandra Palace website.
Skating is a year-round activity at Ally Pally, but the Ice Rink feels particularly celebratory and joyous at Christmas time, giving everyone yet another reason to make this iconic venue a destination for a full-on-festive day out. Come on, get your skates on and don’t forget the tinsel!
The Theatre is also the venue for the Ally Pally Christmas Film Season. The programme runs over three weeks, starting on the 5 December. Festive classics on show include, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Santa Claus the Movie and Die Hard, among a host of others.
All in all, we’re delighted to say that Christmas at Ally Pally has something for everyone, whatever your age or interest. Make a day of it, make a night of it, make a day and night of it, Ally Pally looks forward to welcoming everyone safely for a Christmas celebration to remember.
Emma Dagnes, deputy chief executive of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, says: “We’re delighted to be hosting a packed festive programme here at Ally Pally. There’s plenty of variety, so families in particular can visit the Palace and make a real day of it. All the events will be hosted within the government’s covid-19 guidelines, so you are safe to enjoy the fun. We look forward to welcoming you to a very festive Palace this November and December.”
Read about Alexandra Palace’s COVID measures here
Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo’s Child Live on Stage
Running time: 55 Minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 3 years and up
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Ticket Prices: £12 – 18 + £1 booking fee
Dates: 5 December 2020 – 3 January 2021, various performance days and times – see full listings here
Press Performance: Due to social distancing, press tickets are spread out across selected performances in the first two weeks.
Relaxed Performance: Sunday 6 December 10am
BSL British Sign Language Performance: Saturday 19 December 12pm
COVID Measures for the Theatre are here
Alexandra Palace East Court, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Tickets £13.70 incl booking fee per child can be booked here from 1 November
Santa’s Grotto will be open on the following dates:
- 5 December: 9am-4pm
- 6 December: 9am-4pm
- 12 December: 9am-4pm
- 13 December: 9am-4pm
- 19 December: 9am-4pm
- 20 December: 9am-4pm
- 21 December: 10am-4pm
- 22 December: 10am-4pm
- 23 December: 10am-4pm
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
For opening times and to book tickets click here