This March the award-winning picture book The Gruffalo's Child is coming to life on the Corn Exchange's stage and opens up the deep dark woods for you and your little ones to explore. We spoke to Harriet Waters, who is helping to bring this much-loved book to life, to find out more about the show.
What part do you play in The Gruffalo's Child?
I play the Gruffalo’s Child.
What's your favourite part of the show?
My favourite part of the show is probably when the Gruffalo’s Child first steps into the deep dark wood, she’s very excited but also a bit scared about what could happen!
How do you learn all your lines?
I keep repeating and running through the scenes, I also find that adding physical action and movements helps me to remember.
What's been your favourite moment of touring so far?
My favourite moment of touring so far has been doing touch tours before some of the shows, it’s lovely to get to meet the audience and show parts of the costumes and set.
What's been your favourite show to do?
My favourite show was one of our first on the West End when all my friends and family came to watch!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to go to Australia and explore the beaches.
What was your favourite book as a child?
One of my favourites was Apple Tree Farm!
See Harriet in The Gruffalo's Child at the Corn Exchange Newbury on Friday 17, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March. Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 to 103. Book your tickets here!