After appearing in the West End and all over the world, Tiddler will be swimming back to Watford next week. Adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, it plays at the Watford Palace Theatre on Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9.

Prepare to go under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, as four tales are bought to life on stage with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from the best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales weaves together four stories by Julia Donaldson, 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 over 13 million copies worldwide.

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 is directed by Sally Cookson, with music and lyrics by Benji Bower, design by Katie Sykes, lighting design by Elanor Higgins and musical direction by Brian Hargreaves. The Puppetry and associate director is Chris Pirie, and the Associate Director is Georgia Green. The cast features Maryam Grace, Anna Larkin and Alex Tosh.

Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales is produced by Freckle Productions, who fire the hearts and minds as well as the imaginations of young audiences who may be experiencing theatre for the very first time, but also changing the awareness of what performance can be for regular followers.

Recommended for ages 3 and above.

April 8 and 9.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ. Details: 01923 225671