Belgrade to host The Snail and the Whale

Published: 16 October 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Broadcast live: The Snail and the Whale

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is to host its second virtual theatre tour, with Tall Stories bringing the tale of The Snail and the Whale to life on stage.

For the first time, audiences will be able to choose between attending a 'socially distanced' screening of the show in the Belgrade’s main auditorium or buying a ticket to watch from the comfort of their own homes.

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and suitable for everyone aged four and up, the performance will be broadcast live from Tall Stories’ new studio and performance space in Islington.

The show follows an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s trip around the world on the tail of a grey-blue whale.

The Snail and the Whale is directed by Toby Mitchell with design by Isla Shaw and lighting by James Whiteside. The creative producer is Olivia Jacobs and the composer is Richard Heacock.

Casting includes Hannah Miller (daughter), Tim Hibberd (dad), with Charlotte Mafham and Rachel Benson sharing the roles of narrator and viola player.

The Snail and the Whale will be hosted by the Belgrade at 11AM on Wednesday 28 October.