The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Free Streaming Field Trip

Available Monday, March 1 – Monday, March 15

Suggested for ages 5+

Free registration for educators

“Joyous in every way... a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right” - Broadway Baby

The Chico Performances Field Trip Series continues in 2021 with virtual performances that educators can stream in the classroom or remotely. Thanks to the support from sponsors and grants, schools and educators will have complimentary access to virtual field trips.

The next virtual field trip of the series is The Snail and the Whale, a play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Chico Performances audiences will have access to the program and accompanying materials from Monday, March 1 to Monday, March 15.

The Snail and the Whale is a 55-minute program suggested for ages 5+

About the program

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs -but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

Now adapted for a virtual performance, the show was created in 2012 and has previously toured to the USA and Canada in 2014 (including the New Victory Theater, New York, in October 2014), Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia (including Sydney Opera House).

Enhance the program experience with accompanying activities and materials.

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