Tales from Acorn Wood heads to Playhouse this half-term 

A world premiere stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood visits Liverpool Playhouse this half term for a family treat from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 4 November. 

The enduring collaboration between author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler has gifted Liverpool with a plethora of delightful performances, including ZogZog and the Flying DoctorsTabby McTatThe Smartest Giant in TownStick Man and The Smeds and The Smoos

Tales from Acorn Wood is based on the best-selling lift-the-flap books for preschool children, the series has global sales of nearly seven million and is available in 26 languages. 

With central themes of friendship, empathy and having fun together, Acorn Wood is its own little world; an idyllic woodland setting with a community of friends where familiar themes resonate with all young children.  

Author Julia Donaldson said, “I am really happy that the Tales from Acorn Wood are now moving to the stage. Fans of the books are bound to enjoy seeing the four main characters – Fox, Bear, Pig and Rabbit – brought to life through NLP’s clever staging. Live performance and songs are both very close to my heart and I am sure this production will delight children and families.”  

Illustrator Axel Scheffler added, “I have always enjoyed illustrating the Tales from Acorn Wood stories; the wide cast of animal friends is fun to draw, and I enjoy developing their world through my pictures. I am very pleased that the NLP team is using state-of-the-art staging and technology to create a brilliant experience for children, and I am looking forward to seeing it all, especially how they create the lift-the-flap effects on stage!”  

Tales from Acorn Wood is packed full of toe-tapping songs and an array of beautifully crafted puppets at the Liverpool Playhouse from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 4 November. Tickets priced from £11 to £15, are on sale now from Tales from Acorn Wood | Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres (everymanplayhouse.com) 

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