With the stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular children’s book now playing at the Little Angel Theatre, here’s a glimpse of what audiences can expect.

(c)Ellie Kurttz

Playing at the Little Angel Theatre until the 8th August, production images have been released for Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane’s adaptation of The Smartest Giant in Town, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved story.

(c)Ellie Kurttz

George wishes he wasn’t the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it’s time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he’s the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help – and his clothes!

This new musical production is directed by Samantha Lane and features music composed by Barb Jungr. They have previously collaborated on The Singing Mermaid, Mother Christmas and The Pixie & the Pudding – all for the Little Angel Theatre.

(c)Ellie Kurttz.

With puppets designed by  Judith Hope, the cast for the show includes: Duane Gooden, Elaine Hartley, Lizzie Wort and Gilbert Taylor.

The production’s creative team includes: set and costumes designs by Kate Bunce and lighting designed by Sherry Coenen.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s other collaborations include the popular The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, along with The Smartest Giant in Town originally being published by Macmillan Children’s Books in 2002.   

The Smartest Giant in Town continues to play at the Little Angel Theatre until the 8th August.