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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show in London

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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Delightful Theatre for Families
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is munching his way through hearts across the globe. Touring London and the UK after delighting families in New York and Australia, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is not to be missed.

Even first time theatre-goers will be mesmerised by the giant-sized puppets. The colour and whimsy of Eric Carle's magical characters spring onto the stage with 75 puppets, created by The Puppet Kitchen. The Puppet Kitchen are winners of four Daytime Emmy awards and alumnus from Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Eric Carle is the prolific author and illustrator of many well loved children's books. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar first sprang to life 45 years ago, but is still delighting children around the world. It has sold 30 million copies worldwide and sells the equivalent of a copy per minute since its first publication.

The sixty-minute show is based on four of Eric Carle's colourful animal tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mr. Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse.



I saw this show in Adelaide, Australia. It was thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and Miss Six. One aspect of the performance that made a mark on me was the total engagement of even the youngest members of the audience. Read my full review of the Australian show.

UK Tour Dates

Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th October 2016
Nottingham Playhouse
Tickets: £12.00
Box Office Tel: 0115 941 9419

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2016
Dartford Orchard Theatre
Tickets: £14.50 - £18.45
Box Office Tel: 01322 220000

Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October 2016
Warwick Arts Centre
Tickets: £11.00 - £13.50
Box Office Tel: 024 7652 4524

Sunday 30th October 2016
Maesteg Town Hall
Tickets: £11.50 - £13.50 plus booking fee
Box Office Tel: 01656 815995

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November 2016
Luton Library Theatre
Tickets: £8.00 - £10.00
Box Office Tel: 01582 878100
Running time : 45 minutes

Tuesday 8th November 2016
Broxbourne The Spotlight
Tickets: £11.00
Box Office Tel: 01992 441 946

Sunday 13th November 2016
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Tickets: £8.00 to £10.00
Box Office Tel: 01970 62 32 32

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, London, Leicester, Billingham, Berwick, Glasgow, Hatfield, Nottingham, Aberystwyth, Dartford


Wednesday 16th November 2016
Billingham Forum
Tickets: £11.00
Box Office Tel: 01642 552663

Thursday 17th November
Berwick The Maltings
Tickets: £8.00
Box Office Tel: 01289 330 999
Running time: 60 minutes

Sunday 20th - Monday 21st November
Glasgow The Kings Theatre
Tickets: £17.15 - £19.15 plus £2.85 transaction fee
Box Office Tel: 0844 871 7648

Saturday 26 November 2016
Hatfield Weston Auditorium
Tickets: £12.50
Box Office Tel: 01707 281127
Running time: 55 minutes

Sunday 27th - Tuesday 29th November
Leicester Curve
Tickets: £14.00 – £16.00 plus £3 for card payments
Box Office Tel: 0116 242 3595

Friday 2nd December 2016 – Sunday 8th January 2017
The Ambassadors Theatre
West Street, London WC2H 9ND
Performances: 11.00am and 2.00pm
Tickets: £12.50-19.50 (£26.60 Premium Seats)
Under ones free if in a sling.
Box Office: 0207 395 5405
Running time: 60 minutes

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Why? A Perfect Introduction to Live Theatre for Littlies
When: 17/10/2016 to 8/1/2017
Where: London and the UK
Cost: Tickets range from £8.00 - £26.60
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This will be amazing for families!
by Jay Johnson (score: 2|922) 140 days ago
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