Julia & Malcolm Donaldson in association with Scamp Theatre

Gruffalos, Ladybirds, and Other Beasts - with Julia Donaldson

6 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015

In this brand new interactive show Julia Donaldson acts out her stories and sings her songs with a cast of five including guitar-playing husband Malcolm. The show features books illustrated by David Roberts, Lydia Monks and of course Axel Sheffler. Come and watch the plucky mouse outwit the fearsome Gruffalo, and meet your favourite characters from What the Ladybird Heard, Zog, A Squash and a Squeeze and Jack and the Flumflum Tree.

After the show there is a chance to meet Julia at the daily book-selling and signing.

As well as Malcolm, Julia is joined on stage by her sister Mary and by young actors Joanna Hutt and James Huntington (previously from The Dog-Eared Collective).

The production is directed by Peta Maurice of Actor Factory Productions (www.actorfactoryproductions.co.uk ), and features a stunning set designed by James Lewis and built by Tin Shed Scenery (www.tinshedscenery.com). Additional music and soundtrack are by composer and musician Brian Hargreaves. The show also features some amazing puppets of the animals in Julia and Axel's first book "A Squash and a Squeeze". These are made by Marc Parrett from Fly in a Pie Productions (www.flyinapie.com ).

 Most suitable for ages 4-10


Dates, Venue & Booking details


August 2015

6 - 31 EDINBURGH Udderbelly George Square


  • Creatives

  • Cast

    Julia Donaldson

    Malcolm Donaldson