Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales review

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

It was a dreary half term Tuesday – a total washout by all accounts. But there was something that came along and cheered us no end that rain soaked day…a trip to Richmond Theatre to see the utterly delightful Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales!

Adapted from the bestselling and much loved books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales weaves together four of our favourite stories by the dynamic duo.

Let me tell you now – this show will charm your socks off. It’s not just that it takes you on a joyous journey under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle – think Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze – but the way it does it.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Using oodles of imagination and spades of funky moves and toe tapping tunes; with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from the best-loved titles this is heart-warming, giggle-inducing family theatre at its best.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Produced by the newly founded Freckle Productions, whose mission is to put on shows that are both vigorous and challenging; you could really see that not only have they put their heart and soul both into the production and execution of the show, but also into firing up the imaginations of young audiences (as well as their adult companions!). We were practically grooving in our seats to the funky harmonies and saxophone jamming that really need to be given a mention in this, because they brought a whole other refreshing level to this show which made it great entertainment for all.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

The show is running throughout 2018 and is so delightful from start to finish plus very accessible at only one hour run time which is spot on for little wriggly people and perfect for ages three plus.

See below for UK tour listings:


Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 February 2018

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Box Office www.churchilltheatre.co.uk


Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 February 2018

Richmond Theatre

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/richmond


Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 February 2018

Bristol Old Vic

Box Office www.bristololdvic.org.uk


Monday 19 February 2018

Guildford G-Live

Box Office www.glive.co.uk


Thursday 22 – Friday 23 February 2018

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Box Office www.shermantheatre.co.uk


Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February 2018

The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Box Office www.thebrewhouse.net


Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 February 2018

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Box Office www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk


Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 March 2018

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Box Office www.orchardtheatre.co.uk


Sunday 4 March 2018

Artsdepot, North Finchley

Box Office www.artsdepot.co.uk

Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 March 2018

Southport Theatre

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/southport


Friday 16 – Sunday 18 March 2018

The Lowry, Salford

Box Office www.thelowry.com


Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 March 2018

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Box Office www.venuecymru.co.uk


Wednesday 28 March 2018

Lowther Pavilion

Box Office www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk


Friday 30 March – Tuesday 3 April 2018

Birmingham Town Hall

Box Office www.thsh.co.uk


Thursday 5 – Friday 6 April 2018

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Box Office www.mercurytheatre.co.uk


Saturday 7 April 2018

The Hexagon, Reading

Box Office www.readingarts.com/hexagon


Sunday 8 – Monday 9 April 2018

Watford Palace Theatre

Box Office www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Friday 20 – Saturday 21 April 2018

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Box Office www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

Sunday 22 – Monday 23 April 2018

Lincoln New Theatre Royal

Box Office www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk


Sunday 29 – Monday 30 April 2018

The Octagon, Yeovil

Box Office www.octagon-theatre.co.uk


Friday 4 – Sunday 6 May 2018

Hertford Theatre

Box Office www.hertfordtheatre.com


Monday 7 May 2018

The Hawth, Crawley

Box Office www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk


Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 May 2018

Winchester Theatre Royal

Box Office www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk


Friday 11 – Saturday 12 May 2018

The Cube, Corby

Box Office www.thecorecorby.com


Sunday 13 – Monday 14 May 2018

The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Box Office www.thegulbenkian.co.uk


Sunday 20 May 2018

Nottingham Playhouse

Box Office www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk


Tuesday 22 May 2018

King’s Hall, Ilkley

Box Office www.bradford-theatres.co.uk


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Middlesbrough Theatre

Box Office www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk


Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 May 2018

The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Box Office www.southendtheatres.org.uk


Friday 1 – Saturday 3 June 2018

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Box Office www.theatreroyal.org


Friday 27 – Sunday 29 July 2018

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Box Office www.theatrclwyd.com


Monday 30 – Tuesday 31 July 2018

Newark Palace Theatre

Box Office www.palacenewark.com


Thursday 2 – Friday 3 August 2018

King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Box Office www.kinggeorgeshall.com


Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 Aug 2018

Lanark Memorial Hall

Box Office www.slleisureandculture.co.uk


Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 August 2018

Falkirk Town Hall

Box Office www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org


Thursday 16 – Friday 17 August 2018

The Woodville, Gravesend

Box Office www.woodville.seatlive.com


Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 August 2018

Broadway Theatre, Peterborough

Box Office www.thebroadway.today


Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 August 2018

Brighton Theatre Royal

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/brighton


Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 August 2018

Oxford Playhouse

Box Office www.oxfordplayhouse.com


Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 August 2018

Stoke Regent Theatre

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/stoke


Thursday 30 August – Saturday 1 Sept 2018

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

If there’s a show on near you I would say get thee along for this toe tapping and totally terrific Tiddler-tastic show! You won’t regret it, I promise.

This adaptation of a medley of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler kids' stories for ages three-plus

***For more information see the Tiddler Live website***



  1. Ahhh, I love Julia Donaldson! This would definitely be something I’m interested in for my lot. They would love it too. 😀

  2. This is a great experience for children. Tiddler is great DJ book.A complete fun package for childrens. Its a gift for new generation kids.

  3. This is a great information shared. Tiddler is is a kind of full entertainment package for childrens. Its a gift for for kids.

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