THE Eden Project will be visited by the Gruffalo and his woodland friends as Tall Stories’ hit stage adaptation comes to the home of the biomes between April 29 and May 1.
Tickets to the acclaimed production of The Gruffalo are being offered free to Eden local pass holders.
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood as he meets a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake, and outwits them all with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo.
Armed with only a nut map and a little courage Mouse must make sure he doesn’t end up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures! But what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined?
Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has been performed to well over a million people worldwide.
The perfect family treat, with plenty of songs, laughs and scary fun for children and their grown-ups, The Gruffalo is the must-see family show for lovers of this timeless story.
The show will kick off a fabulous Gruffalo birthday weekend at Eden, due to take place from May 3 to 5. The event will celebrate the 15th birthday of the first book, with children helping the Gruffalo prepare for his celebrations and take part in a raft of themed party games.
Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming The Gruffalo Live to Eden. It will be a fabulous start to our Gruffalo birthday celebrations on the May bank holiday weekend.
“We’re offering free tickets to the live show to our local pass holders as a thank you for their support for Eden, just one of the many benefits the pass offers all year round.”
Adult local pass-holders can book up to six tickets by visiting www.edenproject.com (booking opens on Thursday, March 6 at 9.30am).
The show times are 2pm and 4.30pm on April 29, 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm on April 30 and 11am and 2pm on May 1. A limited number of tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For those who don’t yet have a local pass, they are available for residents of Cornwall and Devon to buy until March 5 and give holders unlimited entry to Eden until October 31 this year.
Prices for those paying by direct debit are £12 for adults, £9.50 for concessions (over 60s and full-time students), £7 for children (aged five to 16) and £35 for families (two adults and two children).
Those who paying without direct debit will pay £14 for adults, £11.50 for concessions, £8 for children and £40 for families.
Passes will need to be validated with a visit to Eden by March 5. They can be bought online at www.edenproject.com/locals-pass