The Smeds and The Smoos - Tickets On Sale

The Smeds and The Smoos - Tickets On Sale

Quays Theatre

Available to 3 September 2023
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"An irresistibly funny and wise story" 

Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends.

So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back? Music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories – the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

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What is "The Smeds and the Smoos" about?

"The Smeds and the Smoos" is a children's book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It tells the story of two alien species, the Smeds and the Smoos, who live on opposite sides of a planet and have a long-standing rivalry. When a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and get married, they must navigate their differences and overcome the prejudices of their families and communities.

Who is the target audience for "The Smeds and the Smoos"?

"The Smeds and the Smoos" is primarily aimed at young children, typically ages 3 to 7 years old. However, the book's themes of acceptance, love, and diversity make it a story that can be appreciated and enjoyed by people of all ages.

What inspired Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to write "The Smeds and the Smoos"?

Julia Donaldson has stated that she was inspired to write the book after observing the divisive political climate in the United Kingdom and around the world. She wanted to create a story that would encourage children to embrace diversity and celebrate differences, rather than fear or reject them. Axel Scheffler has also commented on the importance of the book's message of inclusion and acceptance.

Has "The Smeds and the Smoos" received any awards or recognition?

Yes, "The Smeds and the Smoos" has received critical acclaim and has been recognized with several awards. In 2020, it won the British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year and was named a BookTrust Book of the Year. It has also been shortlisted for other prestigious literary prizes, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

What message does "The Smeds and the Smoos" convey to its readers?

At its core, "The Smeds and the Smoos" is a story about the importance of accepting and celebrating differences, rather than fearing or rejecting them. It encourages children to look beyond surface appearances and cultural differences to find common ground with others. The book's message of love, tolerance, and understanding has made it a popular choice for parents and educators who want to teach young children about empathy and diversity.

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