Neal Layton and Cressida Cowell worked together to create the best-selling book That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown¬†and it was followed by an equally enchanting story called Emily Brown and The Thing. The Thing was a huge hairy monster, who cried because he couldn’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and her trusty companion, Stanley (a grey rabbit) help The Thing to find his Cuddly and try to help him settle.


The team at Tall Stories who created the Gruffalo stage show, thought they would like to bring Emily Brown and Stanley to life on stage in a musical show for children and parents. Here are some very special photos from the rehearsal, starring Sam Donovan who plays Stanley.

Set pic rehearsals

Sam and Stanley rehearsals

Tall Stories trailer of the actual stage show on their website.

Emily Brown and The Thing will be touring all of this year, so look out for it at a theatre near you.

You can find out more about the show on the Tall Stories website, here is a picture of the creators, Neal Layton and Cressida Cowell and the Tall Stories Team. We hope it will be a huge success after all the hard work to make it happen.

emily brown team

Emily Brwon and the Thing