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Gruffalo actor Steve McCourt

Published: 20th December 2016

Tell us about your latest project?

the gruffalo steven mccourt best days out lyric theatreCurrently, I’m working on Tall Stories’ production of ‘The Gruffalo‘ at The Lyric Theatre. I play the part of the Gruffalo. It’s an amazing show but we finish in January – book soon!

What was your favourite thing to visit in London as a kid and why?

Skate Park Southbank CentreI’ve always loved (and still do!) watching the skateboarders underneath the Southbank. It’s such a unique and amazing spot. I’ve tried to sneak some skateboarding into the show but it didn’t go down very well… turns out there aren’t any half-pipes in the deep dark wood.

Where in London would you recommend to another family?

Woolacombe Bay is incredible. I’m from Bournemouth originally, so I’m a bit picky with beaches. Trust me. It’s awesome.

Where’s your favourite place to eat with your family?

My favourite restaurant is called Tayyabs. It’s a Punjabi restaurant near to Aldgate. However, we can’t go as a cast as Charlie (who plays the Predators) can’t deal with anything spicier than a chicken korma!

Give us a tip for a cheap day out?

boy reviews the natural history museum londonMuseums! They’re free!

Name three places in London you love…

London Wembley Stadium Tour KidRated reviews by kids and family offers London Landmarks Quiz Question 3

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Wembley Stadium

Best place to catch a film?

Definitely the Curzon on Shaftesbury Avenue. It’s an amazing cinema.

Bus, tube or taxi?

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The bus is one way to beat the traffic

Bus, every time. It’s the best way to learn how London works. And obviously I sit at the front at the top and pretend to drive.


Also, Gruffalos can’t take the tube. They’re are mice everywhere!

Give us a tip or a London life hack…

Stand on the right!


The Gruffalo is at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue until 8th January. Book tickets now.

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