CDP Theatre Producers, The Gruffalo's Child


CDP presents Tall Stories' production of


based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler


The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo's Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo's Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…

Age recommendation: 3+ and their adults
Duration: Approximately 55mins, no interval

This dramatisation of THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD is based on the picture book THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children's Books


Enya Daly

ENYA DALY - The Gruffalo's Child

Enya is an actor originally from Melbourne. She is a graduate of the B.F.A Acting at NIDA (2017), and of the full-time musical theatre course SHOWFIT (2014).

Enya has recently finished touring Spot – Live on Stage in the title role of 'Spot' also for CDP. Enya's other recent credits include The Moors directed by Kate Gaul (Siren Theatre), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch (House of Sand) and Love, Me by Joe Brown (The Old 505).

Screen credits include the yet to be released feature film Boys In Love as well as a series of satirical skits on The Feed (SBS Viceland) and the short film Alienated.

As the recipient of the 2017 BBM Youth Support Award, she also travelled to Europe for three months to pursue further artistic development opportunities.

Enya's NIDA credits include Maria in Twelfth Night (dir. Tom Wright), Mavis Knott in The Season at Sarsaparilla (dir. Kristine Landon Smith), Beline in The Hypochondriac (dir. Constantine Costi), The Whore in Hello Again (dir. Tyran Parke) and Flora in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (dir. Christopher Bond).

Skyler Ellis

SKYLER ELLIS - The Gruffalo/Predators

Skyler was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia where he was actively engaged in competitive sporting until the age of 17. Having had a few experiences with performing throughout high school, he was faced with deciding between representing WA again at a national sporting level, or participating in the year 12 production. He chose the latter.

After finishing high school, he studied Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies for two years, before he successfully auditioned for NIDA's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting). Since graduating, he has enjoyed performing in a variety of productions, including short films, theatre, cabarets, musicals, fringe shows, commercials and educational national touring productions.

Some credits include Neighbourhood Watch (Illuminate Educate), BU21 (Outhouse Theatre), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (Brevity Theatre; Melbourne Fringe), touring educational shows with Poetry in Action, and Space Cats (Brevity Theatre). Most recently, Skyler appeared in a national tour of Room on the Broom for CDP Kids.

Madison Hegarty


Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a diploma of musical theatre in 2015, Madison has been working and passionate about theatre ever since. Some highlights include Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde with Packemin Productions, Penny Hardwick in High Fidelity with Highway Run & Neil Gooding Productions at the Hayes Theatre Co.

Throughout 2017 Madison devised her own one woman show What happened to Mari-lyn under her company which she performed in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.

Madison has toured as the Mouse/Narrator in The Gruffalo's Child with CDP Theatre Producers in 2018 and is thrilled to return for another great season sharing this gorgeous story around Australia once again.


Director: Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer: Toby Mitchell
Associate Director (Australia/ New Zealand): Liesel Badorrek
Designer: Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer: James Whiteside
Puppet Designer: Yvonne Stone
Choreographer: Morag Cross
Associate Choreographer: Luanna Priestman
Music and Lyrics: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw
Additional Lyrics: Olivia Jacobs and Robin Price
Music Production: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes


Company Stage Manager: Nicola Sinclair
Deputy Stage Manager: Jesse Hilford


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see The Gruffalo's Child into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Schools who have confirmed bookings can download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below.


If you have confirmed a booking and have not been given a password, please email with the details of your booking.






7 - 20 April
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: or Phone (02) 9250 7111


5 - 7 March
Riverside Theatre
Bookings: or Phone (02) 8839 3399


10 March
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Bookings: or Phone 1300 788 503


21 April
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: or Phone (02) 4993 4266


22 – 23 April
Laycock Street Theatre
Bookings: or Phone (02) 4323 3233


19 - 20 May
Civic Theatre Newcastle
Bookings: or Phone (02) 4929 1977


22 May
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
Bookings: or Phone (02) 6801 4378



15 June
Canberra Theatre Centre
Bookings: or Phone (02) 6275 2700



28 - 29 March & 3 - 4 April
Athenaeum Theatre
or Phone (03) 9650 1500 (Athenaeum Theatre) and 132 849 (Ticketek)


13 March
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5832 9511


14 March
The Cube
Bookings: or Phone (02) 6022 9311


16 March
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5722 8105


18 March
Ulumbarra Theatre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5434 6100

Narre Warren

19 - 20 March
Bunjil Place
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5434 6100


21 March
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5176 3333


23 - 24 March
The Wedge
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5143 3200


26 March
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 5624 2456


31 March
Karralyka Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 9870 2888

Moonee Ponds

1 April
Clocktower Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 9243 9191


6 April
Frankston Arts Centre
Bookings: or Phone (03) 9784 1060



26 – 29 April
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 3138 4455


1 - 2 May
Gympie Civic Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 5481 0980


5 May
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 4961 9777


7 - 8 May
Townsville Civic Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 4727 9797


11 May
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 4972 2822

Gold Coast

15 - 16 May
Home of the Arts (HOTA)
Bookings: or Phone (07) 5588 4000


25 - 26 May
Empire Theatre
Bookings: or Phone 1300 655 299


27 May
Ipswich Civic Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 3810 6100


30 May
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: or Phone (07) 3829 8131



4 – 7 June
State Theatre Centre of WA
Bookings: or
or Phone (08) 6212 9292 (Box Office) and 132 849 (Ticketek)