Giraffes Can't Dance: the head and long neck of a giraffe looking down in front of a big round white moon surrounded by little stars on a deep blue night sky
Tue 26 May - Thu 28 May

Giraffes Can't Dance

Now every year in Africa they hold the Jungle Dance,
Where every single animal turns up to skip and prance.
And this year when the day arrived, poor Gerald felt so sad,
Because when it came to dancing, he was really very bad…

Gerald the Giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn’t know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance!

But with a little help from a wise and kind cricket, Gerald discovers his rhythm – because sometimes when you’re different, you just need a different song!

Carrying the important and universal message of acceptance and self-belief, the sensitive and nuanced storytelling of Giraffes Can’t Dance is perfect for young children, who will be encouraged to dance to their own tune with Gerald the Giraffe, warthogs, lions, rhinos chimps and, of course, the violin-playing cricket.

Based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Directed by Julia Thomas with music by Tasha Taylor Johnson (Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine).

Venue: Pentland Theatre

Ages 3+
Running Time: tbc (no interval)

The performance on Wed 27 May at 11am is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed performances are open to anyone but are particularly suitable for people with sensory, communication or learning disabilities, and anyone who would benefit from a less formal environment.

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Tickets from £9

Ages 3+

Relaxed Performance: Wed 27 May, 11am

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