Photo credit: Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

The Gruffalo (4+)

Ensemble SPECTRA
Sun 20 Mar ’22 15:00 uur
Sun 20 Mar ’22
15:00 uur
  • Sun 20 Mar ’22
    15:00 uur
    Main Hall
    Past event

To avoid ending up on the menus of Fox, Owl and Snake, Little Mouse invents the terrifying Gruffalo: a creature with orange eyes, a tongue as black as coal and purple spikes. Fortunately, Mouse knows that the Gruffalo doesn’t really exist. Or does he?

When Mouse and the more than real Gruffalo visit the other animals together, the monster wrongly assumes that they're all afraid of the tiny little mouse and quickly flees into the woods himself.

For the Gruffalo - a classic by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - conductor and composer Iván Fischer wrote the music in which surprise and recognition go hand in hand. In a setting full of colourful illustrations seven singers play and narrate this funny and thrilling musical story for children from the age of 4, in rhyming Dutch translation.

So, who's afraid of whom exactly?

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The Gruffalo (2018) - lyrics and images by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Compositon - Iván Fischer

Musical performance - SPECTRA

Musical direction - Filip Rathé // Soloists Lissa Meyvis, Franches Dhont, Hanne Nollet, Lars Corijn, Bruno De Jonghe // Sound: Yannick Willox // Artistic direction & concept: Birgit Eckenweber // Costumes-, light- en stage design:  Sabine Lindner // Costume creation: Kathleen Van Mechelen, Cindy Dierckx // Video: Uwe Meurer // Producer: Veerle Vervoort // Co-production: Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel Antwerpen