The Smeds and the Smoos


Received a nomination for Best Family Show at the Olivier Awards 2024

A new adaptation of the children’s story THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS is now playing at the Lyric Theatre

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.

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.

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What is The Smeds and the Smoos about?

A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens.

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?

Ticket Information

Tickets not currently available.

Running Time

60 minutes

Cast & Creative

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

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

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7ES

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus


14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

Nearest Car Parks

Wardour Street, Newport Place, Denman Street, Lexington Street and Poland Street.



'Magnificent… a tour-de-force family show'


'Enchanting and incredibly engaging'


'Perfect family viewing'

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