The Smartest Giant in Town
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The Smartest Giant in Town

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This fun and lively show brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-selling story to life.

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Critic Reviews (4)

Time Out London
June 14th, 2021

All Julia Donaldson adaptations are ultimately an exercise in making a book that takes five minutes to read last 45 or so minutes on stage. But the way ‘The Smartest Giant…’ goes about it really is lovely...
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The Guardian (UK)
June 14th, 2021

It’s with the nutty animal puppets that the show brightens up and starts to feel livelier, more immediate and – crucially – a lot more fun. Puppet designer Judith Hope has worked with Les Enfants Terribles and there’s an anarchic and extravagant streak to her designs.
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The Stage (UK)
June 15th, 2021

Gilbert Taylor and Lizzie Wort perform the puppetry and vocals with charm and a light touch. It might not be the most memorable story (at least for someone without any prior attachment to the material) but was warmly received by the young audience...
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The London Evening Standard
June 16th, 2021

[Julia Donaldson's] songwriting roots shine through all her stories making them ideal for reading and singing out loud while Axel Scheffler’s instantly recognisable illustrations are perfect blueprints for puppets.
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