The Smeds and the Smoos

A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens


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.

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?

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.

★★★★★ ‘Magnificent… a tour-de-force family show’ ONE4REVIEW
★★★★★ ‘Enchanting and incredibly engaging’ EDINBURGHFESTIVALSFORKIDS
★★★★★ ‘Perfect family viewing’ BEYOND THE CURTAIN


60 Minutes


Lyric Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For more information on access please contact 0330 333 4815 or

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase.

Suitable For Children

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

Where Do I Go

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES


4.7(37 reviews)
  • NK

    Sep 4, 2023

    Generally, we thought the production was good although we believe it could have been improved. We expected the production to be more visually stimulating / impressive - and felt there was a missed opportunity to do this given the scope allowed by the book - i.e. the rock lifting off, travelling through space, aliens encountered - were all opportunities to be visually creative and impressive, but a rather low budget, cost saving approach was taken instead. Tickets are not cheap. Our 2 year old enjoyed it nevertheless

  • Karen

    Sep 3, 2023

    Great show - our 2 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed it and so did we! The characters were fab and it was very clever how they kept switching roles. We would definitely recommend!

  • D Joffe

    Sep 3, 2023


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