A FAN of The Gruffalo back in the day?

Well, a story from the creators who put together the children’s picture book is being transformed into a play for all the family to enjoy at Parr Hall.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning The Smeds and The Smoos is a star-crossed intergalactic tale of friendship and tolerance.

Tall Stories, the children’s theatre specialists with more than 20 years of experience, are inviting families to soar off into space to meet Janet and Bill, a young ‘Smed’ and ‘Smoo’ who fall in love.

But on this far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends so when the pair zoom off into space together how will their families get them back?

The Smeds and The Smoos will bring music, laughs and a thought-provoking story, all wrapped up in an interplanetary adventure that is suitable for youngsters aged three and above.

It is coming to the venue on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20.

Chris Persoglio, venue and events manager at Parr Hall, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Tall Stories to bring this heart-warming family tale to the stage.

“The company have adapted a number of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s well-loved books for the stage and it’s always a magical experience for all with even the youngest members of the audience captivated throughout.”

You can have the chance to win a set of family tickets by answering one question. 

  • On which two dates will The Smeds and The Smoos come to Parr Hall?

Email competition@nqnw.co.uk with your answer. Deadline is midnight, February 10.

Tickets are on sale now at parrhall.culturewarrington.org or call 01925 442345.