Hugely popular children’s theatre company Tall Stories announce a new live stage production of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Smeds and the Smoos to tour the UK this autumn, with a premiere at Rose Theatre Kingston on 27 October.
Tall Stories is the award-winning theatre company behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail on the Whale.
Recently awarded the prestigious British Book Award – Children’s Book of the Year (Illustrated and Non-fiction), the joyous story of The Smeds and the Smoos tells the tale of two star-crossed aliens on a far-off planet.
The autumn tour will continue regionally, with a Christmas run at Leicester Curve from 30 November 2021 to 9 January 2022. The tour continues from January 2022, with dates to be announced soon.
The story tells the story of two rival groups of aliens living on a far-off planet: the Smeds (who are red) and the Smoos (who are blue). The two groups mistrust each other and the children are told to never play together. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back?
At a time when so many young people feel isolated and cut off from each other, Tall Stories is proud to be working on a production that focuses on unity and understanding.
Created in the company’s signature physical storytelling style with original music and songs, the show will be directed by Tall Stories’ artistic director Toby Mitchell, with movement direction by Morag Cross, set and costume design by Barney George, lighting design by Peter Harrison, and music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw.
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