Are you familiar with the much-loved picture books A Squash and a Squeeze, Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler? If so, you’ll love this production at the Torch.

The Snail and the Whale is a play with music, inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Follow an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the globe. Longing to see the big wide 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?

At nearly an hour long, this production was described as “Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music and songs - it's highly recommended that you climb aboard and set sail!” by Edinburgh Festivals for Kids, and was given five stars by The Torch Theatre describes The Snail and the Whale as a “must see”.

This heart-warming adventure by the Olivier Award-nominated company Tall Stories that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage, is suitable for all aged four and over.

The Snail and the Whale will visit the Torch Theatre on Friday, July 7 at 4.30pm and Saturday, July 8 at 11am and 1.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Torch Theatre’s Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit