The Snail and the Whale 2017-04-06T15:49:39+01:00

Project Description

The Snail and the Whale

Jump on board for a daring journey through the deep sea, far off lands, sunny beaches and crashing waves as this magical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler unfolds in spectacular Technicolor. This snail may be small, but she’s determined to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. It’s an unlikely partnership, but when the whale gets into difficulties he discovers just how good a friend a snail can be… A new theatre experience for children aged 4+ with black light animation, magic, live music, breath-taking illusion and a well known, captivating story!

Event Details

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Dates: September 2009

Age Suitability: 4+ Years old

Creatives, Cast & Crew


Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Musical Director

Ursula Burns

Production Manager

Russell Allardice

Lighting Designer

Ciaran Bagnall

Costume Designer

Diana Ennis

Set Designer

Stevie Bamford

Illusion Consultant

Paul ‘Mr G’ Gomac

Illusion Consultant

Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney


Hugh Brown
Ursula Burns
Maryke Del Castillo
Patrick Martin
Caolan McBride
Christina Nelson
Victoria Vettese


“Exceptionally well made production!”
Audience Member
“Magical – I want to see it again!”
Audience Member
“Amazing, emotional roller coaster of a show”
Audience Member
“Fantastic –  five star… fish!”
Audience Member
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