About the show
The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest.
The story of a mouse's walk through the woods where the mouse uses clever tricks to evade danger. On his way the mouse encounters several dangerous animals (a fox, an owl, and a snake). Each of these animals, clearly intending to eat the mouse. The cunning mouse declines each offer. To dissuade further advances, he tells each animal that he has plans to dine with his friend, a gruffalo, a monster-like hybrid that is half grizzly bear and half buffalo, whose favourite food happens to be the relevant anima. After getting rid of the last animal, the mouse is shocked to encounter a real gruffalo – with all the frightening features the mouse thought that he was inventing. The gruffalo threatens to eat the mouse, but again the mouse is cunning: he tells the gruffalo that he, the mouse, is the scariest animal in the forest. Laughing, the gruffalo agrees to follow the mouse as he demonstrates how feared he is. The two walk through the forest, encountering in turn the animals that had earlier menaced the mouse. Each is terrified by the sight of the pair and runs off – and each time the gruffalo becomes more impressed with the mouse's apparent toughness. Exploiting this, the mouse threatens to eat the gruffalo, which flees.
Translation of the book: Rimona De-Nur
Hebrew version: Daniel Efrat
Directed by Rivka Wolman
Performances: Batya and Michael Pick
Costumes: Maya Peleg
Musical management: Nadav Rubinstein
Lighting Making: Matthew Murray
Language and speech: Margalit gas
Making accessories: Narkis Alba
Director: Gal Shalom Cohen
Participants: Uri Yaniv, Yossi Toledo, Or Bracha Wasser, Eddie Alterman