A STAGE adaptation of some of Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson’s best-loved titles, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, visits Bournemouth on Monday and Tuesday.

Adapted from the best-selling books by Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales plays at the Pavilion for two nights.

The show weaves together four stories by the multi award-winning author of some of the world’s best loved children’s books, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.

Julia remembers seeing it brought to life on stage for the first time.

“I just loved its energy and the music,” she says. “I love the way that they get just the right level of audience participation – it keeps everyone involved.”

And she acknowledges that her books being adapted for the stage brings new audiences to her work.

“It’s a win win situation for all of us,” she says. “The fact that the book is already popular encourages people to go and see it and a lot of the children who go do so because they know the book. But I think it is different when you have a school group go and see it as not all of those children will have read it. And so it brings new children to the story.”

Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include Zog, Stick Man and Room on the Broom.

*Tiddler and other Terrific Tales plays at Bournemouth Pavilion from February 26 to 27. More information and tickets at bic.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000.