The Snail and the Whale - Live Streamed (Hamilton and Lanark)

This event contains digital content (live streaming or video on demand)

“A good story can take you all around the world without even leaving your room”

Tall Stories normally tours shows around the UK – and all over the world – so we’re very sad that we can’t carry on as normal at the moment. However, it’s not going to stop us reaching out to our audiences this autumn!

We proudly present a special livestreamed version of our much-loved reimagining of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic book The Snail and the Whale.

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.

Live music, storytelling and plenty of audience interaction bring the story vividly to life in this heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up. This is not a pre-recorded video – anything could happen!

And as Tall Stories is a registered charity, every ticket you buy will go help to support our current and future work – as well as the venues we tour to. Come and join us on our adventure!

This performance will be broadcast live to you at home from the Tall Stories Studio, in partnership with our friends at the Town House, Hamilton and Lanark Memorial Hall. You can watch on your browser or via Apple/Android/Amazon Fire TV. Our virtual doors will open at 1.45pm and the performance will begin at 2.00pm and will last approximately an hour. There will be a live chat function that will allow you to interact with our performers and join in with the fun! 

We are endeavouring to provide BSL and captioned performances. If you require British Sign Language/captioning for your viewing, please get in touch with us ( before purchasing your ticket.



The Snail and the Whale is suitable for everyone aged four and up. This is a reimagining of the book and we find that children younger than four can find it harder to follow along and stay engaged. Please do not attempt to record the performance in any way or attempt to access it on more than one device with the same ticket code. The live chat function will enable you to interact with our performers. Please keep your comments relevant and family-friendly!


We are new to live streaming and, as with any live event (particularly one mixed with technology!), something could go wrong. If we can’t stream the performance for whatever reason you will be offered a refund or you can move your ticket to another performance.