23 DECEMBER 2009 – 3 JANUARY 2010

Event Info

A big scary monster is heading to Birmingham this Christmas! Visiting the city for the very first time, The Gruffalo is set to entertain children for 21 performances between 23 December and 3 January at Town Hall Birmingham. This magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is full of songs, laughs and scary fun and ideal for children aged 3 and upwards. A special, Great Gruffalo GRRRR Day on Saturday 2 January adds wild stories, crazy crafts, face painting and lots more on Town Hall?s foyers, free for those attending the day?s shows.

Recently voted the nation?s favourite bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, The Gruffalo has sold more than four million copies and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. The story follows Mouse on his adventurous journey through the deep dark wood, scaring away the hungry animals with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo. But he needs all his wits and courage when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined!

Gruffalo at Birmingham?s Christmas Lights Switch On
The Gruffalo will be helping to mark festivities during Birmingham?s Christmas Lights Switch On at Millennium Point on Saturday 14 November (catch him at around 4pm) and will also be putting in an appearance at brindleyplace from 5pm on Sunday 15 November following the Christmas Reindeer and Lantern Parade.

Tickets for The Gruffalo at Town Hall are available from the box office on 0121 780 3333 or on-line at www.thsh.co.uk.


Note to Editors


23 December 2009 – 3 January 2010, Town Hall Birmingham [full dates below]
Tickets: £10.50
Event page: http://www.thsh.co.uk/the-gruffalo-at-town-hall-09

Saturday 2 January 2010, 10.30am-3.30pm
Free to ticket holders for the day?s events

Wed 23 Dec, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Thu 24 Dec, 11am & 1.30pm
Sun 27 Dec, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Mon 28 Dec, 11am & 1.30pm
Tues 29 Dec, 11am & 1.30pm
Wed 30 Dec, 11am & 1.30pm
Thurs 31 Dec, 11am & 1.30pm
*Sat 2 Jan, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Sun 3 Jan, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Gruffalo is presented by Tall Stories

Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited, a registered charity. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of over 600 concerts and events a year, designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and a thriving education/community department reaches a further 20,000 people of all ages.

Town Hall Birmingham re-opened in October 2007 following a £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m), European Regional Development Fund (£3m).

ON-LINEBOOKING www.thsh.co.uk
(£2 fee per transaction is charged on all bookings except
purchases made in person at THSH Box Office)

Fiona Fraser/Lyle Bignon
Press & PR Manager/Asst Press & PR Manager
E Fiona.fraser@thsh.co.uk / lyle.bignon@thsh.co.uk
T 0121 644 5008 / 0121 644 6028

Issue date: 11 November 2009