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

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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: Lillian Hannah U



2020 / 21 TOUR DATES



5 - 7 March 2020
Riverside Theatre


10 March 2020
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre


13 October 2020
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre


15 October 2020
Civic Theatre Newcastle


2 - 19 January 2021
Sydney Opera House


21 January 2021
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Rooty Hill

27 March 2021
Sydney Coliseum


28 - 29 March 2021
Laycock Street Theatre



19 - 20 March 2021
Canberra Theatre Centre



13 March 2020


14 March 2020
The Cube


16 March 2020
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre


18 March 2020
Ulumbarra Theatre


10 - 17 April 2021
Athenaeum Theatre


11 - 12 March 2021
West Gippsland Arts Centre


14 March 2021
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre


16 - 17 March 2021<
The Wedge


31 March 2021
Ulumbarra Theatre<

Narre Warren

6 April 2021
Bunjil Place

Moonee Ponds

7 April 2021
Clocktower Centre


8 April 2021
Karralyka Centre



6 - 10 November 2020
QUT Gardens Theatre


18 October 2020
Redland Performing Arts Centre


20 - 21 October 2020
Empire Theatre


22 October 2020
Ipswich Civic Centre


26 October 2020
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre


28 October 2020
The Pavillion


1 - 2 November 2020
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre



4 – 7 March 2021
His Majesty's Theatre