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The Cat In The Hat UK Tour 2015

The Cat In The HatDr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat, adapted by Katie Mitchell to begin a UK Tour in January 2015, following its festive run at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington.

Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will embark on its first UK tour in 2015, opening at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Thursday 29 January. Full tour schedule below.

This new production was first presented in a sold out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is currently playing a festive season at Pleasance Theatre, Islington where it continues until Sunday 4 January 2015. The 2015 tour will visit 30 venues across the UK, as well as playing a short run in Bahrain in January.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+.

The Cat in the Hat was first published in 1957 as Dr. Seuss’s second book for children. It marked the transition of Theodor Seuss Geisel from successful advertising executive and political cartoonist, to world-famous illustrator and children’s author. The curious and intricate rhyming found in The Cat in the Hat is still adored decades later with over 250 million copies sold worldwide in more than 20 different languages. Katie Mitchell’s stage adaptation of The Cat in the Hat first played in the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in December 2009, before transferring to the Young Vic in 2010.

DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT, based on the book by Dr. Seuss, was originally produced in 2009 by the National Theatre of Great Britain, and adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. This new production is directed by Lillie Collier, designed by David Shields and produced by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd. It is presented through special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International (MTI).

Carpenters Mews, North Rd, N7 9EF
Tickets: £7-12.50 (Family ticket £40)
Box Office: 020 7609 1800

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 January 2015
Cultural Hall, Bahrain

Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 January 2015
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sunday 8 February 2015
The Place, Telford

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 February 2015
The Egg, Bath

Tuesday 24 – Wednesday 25 February 2015
Buxton Opera House

Saturday 28 February 2015
The Point, Eastleigh

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March 2015
Haymarket, Basingstoke

Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 March 2015
Palace Theatre, Southend

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 March 2015
Hull Truck Theatre

Tuesday 24 – Wednesday 25 March 2015
Pavilion Theatre, Dublin

Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 March 2015
Everyman Theatre, Cork

Monday 30 March – Wednesday1 April 2015
Malvern Festival Theatre

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 April 2015
Cast Theatre, Doncaster

Monday 6 April 2015
Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 April 2015
Manchester Palace Theatre

Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 April 2015
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sunday 12 April 2015
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Monday 13 – Tuesday 14 April 2015
Watford Colosseum

Wednesday 15 April 2015
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Thursday 16 April 2015
Burnley Mechanics

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 April 2015
The Atkinson, Southport

Saturday 2 May 2015
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 May 2015
St George’s Theatre, Bradford

Saturday 9 May 2015
Brewary Arts Centre, Kendal

Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 May 2015
Liverpool Playhouse

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 May 2015
Croydon Fairfield Halls

Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 May 2015
Greenwich Theatre

Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 May 2015
Forum Theatre, Billingham

Monday 15 – Tuesday 16 June 2015
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June 2015
Lighthouse Theatre, Poole

Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 July 2015
High Wycombe Swan

Wednesday 29 – Thursday 30 July 2015
Darlington Civic Theatre

Further dates to be announced

Monday 22nd December 2014



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1 thought on “The Cat In The Hat UK Tour 2015”

  1. I am an avid theatre goer and without a doubt this has to be the worst thing that I have ever seen! Earlier today my friend and I took our children, who range in age from six years old to eight years old to a The Palace Theatre in Manchester. The show started at 1pm and ended at 1.40pm (no I’m serious!) The whole thing was half-hearted – from the acting to the set and costume. We were sat in the stalls yet were unable to hear the dialogue. Ten minutes were spent blowing bubbles into the audience and throwing giant balls into the stalls, which was supposed to signify the bedlam the Cat causes. Yawn!

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