The Snail and the Whale

Ages 3-7

November 8-21 • Digital Performances

A Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) and Tall Stories of London Production based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. When the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the Julia Donaldson story, brought vividly to live with music, storytelling and loads of laughs.

“‘A heart-warming adaptation… with songs, sensitivity and imagination.” — Time Out Sydney

Recommended for ages 3-7
approximate running time: 55 minutes with no intermission

Faultless family fare… One of the best examples of children’s theatre’ WhatsOnStage
Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music and songs – it’s highly recommended that you climb aboard and set sail!’ Edinburgh Festivals for Kids 

The Snail and the Whale
A play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Original Stage Production developed by Tall Stories of London
Original Direction by Toby Mitchell
Direction realized for MTYP by Jillian Willems
Set, Props and Costume Designer Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer James Whiteside
Lighting Design realized for MTYP by Katherine Johnston
Music Director/ Composer Richard Heacock
Stage Manager Margaret Brook

Toby Hughes as Dad
Erin McGrath as Narrator
Sophie Smith-Dostmohamed as Daughter 

Production Manager Brooklyne Alexander
Assistant Production Manager Katherine Johnston
Technical Director and Audio Technician Curtis Cushnie
Head of Wardrobe Kevin Maguire
Head of Properties Janelle Regalbuto
Head Technician Eric Bosse
Head Carpenter Christian Hadley
Head of Paint Shauna Jones
Stream Technician Ryan Bjornson
Video Production and Editing Red Rover Entertainment 

Here’s the trailer from the original production of The Snail and the Whale from Tall Stories of London!


The Snail and the Whale can be streamed anytime between November 8-21. A link will be sent to your email on Nov 7th, and accessible on Nov 8th. After this date, links to the stream will be sent out once a day.
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