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The Smeds and The Smoos

Tall Stories presents
The Smeds and the Smoos

A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – also seen in the BBC TV animation on Christmas Day.

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.

***** ‘Magnificent… a tour-de-force family show’ ONE4REVIEW

***** ‘Enchanting and incredibly engaging’

***** ‘Perfect family viewing’ BEYOND THE CURTAIN

Important Information

Children under 18 months will be allocated entry to the show, on the understanding that they will not be given a seat and will be classed as ‘babes in arms’.

Assisted Performances: 

Audio Described Performance: Thursday 10 August, 2pm

British Sign Language Performances: Thursday 24 August, 11am and Thursday 24th August, 2pm

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 10 August, 2pm, Sunday 20 August, 2pm and Thursday 24 August, 11am

Age Restrictions

Suitable for 3+ but babies and younger children will be allowed entry.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sun 3rd September 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















Lyric Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Parking Icon Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Lyric Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Lyric Theatre Location

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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The Smeds and The Smoos

Lyric Theatre, London

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

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