CDP Theatre Producers, Gruffalo's Child


CDP presents Tall Stories' magical musical adaptation of


Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Published by Macmillan children's books

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 - The Gruffalo's Child. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling book has once again been adapted for the stage by London's Award Winning Tall Stories Theatre Company (the team behind The Gruffalo), and produced in Australia and New Zealand by CDP.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist, does he?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…

Age recommendation: 3 and up, and their adults
Duration: 55mins, no interval

"smiles all round... can't fail to please"

Courier Mail

"winningly played"

Sydney Morning Herald



Chandel Brandimarti


Chandel graduated from NIDA in 2009. Theatre and vocal credits include: Songs for a New World (NIDA), Lots in space (NIDA), Wild Aussies (Promotechnics) CATS (Opera Hunter). She was awarded best actor for her work in the Hunter Shakespeare festival (2006) and was also awarded the Energy Australia performance scholarship (2008). Chandel has worked extensively with Tall Stories and CDP Theatre Producers, including previous touring productions of both The Gruffalo and The Gruffaloʼs Child.

Andreas Lohmeyer


Andreas Lohmeyer graduated from WAAPA in 2013 and is passionate about all things performance. Whilst at WAPPA, Andreas performed in The Swell Party directed by Chris Edmund which included an international tour of the production to Dublin, Easy Virtue directed by Jason Langley, Love and Money directed by Matthew Dunster, Hamlet directed by John Sheedy, The Man of Mode directed by Rachel McDonald, Enron directed by Michael McCall, Julius Caesar directed by Chris Edmund, This Old Man Comes Rolling Home directed by Chris Edmund and The Improved directed by Will O'Mahony. Andreas is excited to be working with CDP Theatre Producers on his first children's theatre experience.

Crystal Hegedis


Crystal graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2006.
She is currently in Bjorn Again, the world's No 1 ABBA Tribute Show, touring nationally and internationally as Agnetha.
 Since graduating she has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK with CDP's critically acclaimed show The Gruffalo. Most recently Crystal completed another Australian tour playing the role of Witch in CDP's production of Room on the Broom. She also made her debut with The Production Company in Chess. Crystal's other recent theatre credits include playing the role of Turtle in the Ensemble Theatre's production of A Year With Frog and Toad, Mouse in CDP's The Gruffalo's Child, Milli in Monkey Baa Theatre Company's Milli, Jack and The Dancing Cat and Mimeasaurus in Squabbalogic's Triassic Parq. She also enjoys performing regularly with a Hungarian folk band and dance ensemble.


Company Stage Manager: Nicole Eyles
Production Technician: PJ Gahan




"smiles all round... can't fail to please"

Courier Mail

"a lovely introduction to the joys of live theatre"

Our Brisbane

"...this brave little offspring of the Gruffalo captures the young audience and keeps it entranced.....plenty of audience involvement to keep the kids active and engaged....the production does true justice to the much loved characters..."

Stage Whispers

"every bit as funny, charming and innovative as The Gruffalo…"

" everything good children's theatre should be"


The List, UK

"fun, daft and a little scary"

Time Out, UK


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see The Gruffalo's Child into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Schools who have confirmed bookings can download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below.


If you have confirmed a booking and have not been given a password, please email with the details of your booking.


The Gruffalo and Friends Finger Puppets.

Follow four easy steps and you will be ready to act out the story of The Gruffalo
to your family and friends

* Download The Gruffalo Child's Finger Puppet activity sheet - pdf




*Special School Holiday Season!

Queensland Performing Arts Centre
29 September - 3 October
Bookings: or Phone 136 243