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The Cat in the Hat @ Brisbane Arts Theatre

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"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny." - The Cat.

The Cat in the Hat is perhaps the most beloved of Dr. Seuss' books. Written in 1957 as an alternative to the traditional yet boring books used to teach children to read, Dr. Seuss (real name Theodor Geisel) uses a very distinct vein of off-beat humour and surrealism to pique kids' interest and clearly explain abstract subjects.

Geisel came from an advertising background, the same as that other much-loved author Bryce Courtenay, and it's clear that both men had a knack for knowing just how to weave a memorable tale from simple yet clever language.

Seuss' book has been reprinted again and again over many years and has also been made into a feature-length animated movie.

Brisbane Arts Theatre will shortly be commencing their season of the stage adaptation of The Cat in the Hat, rounding up a stellar year of children's plays in 2018 and finishing on a very high note.

A lively and engaging play, not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic book, ensuring you will be transported into a world you have only ever imagined.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, The Cat in the Hat is sure to take Sally and her brother on a mischievous and unforgettable day. The story begins as the mysterious Cat arrives and soon has the children spellbound as things go wrong, yet avoid total disaster right at the last second!

"The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day."The Cat.

The Cat In The Hat will appeal to young and old in the silly season when a bit of confusing comic relief is most welcome. If you've had the pleasure of taking in a show at Brisbane Arts Theatre before, you'll know that they have a well-earned reputation for putting on some great comedies of errors.

They're also very well known for fostering and developing talent within the local community, with workshops and training conducted regularly. Make sure you stick around after the show and say hello to some of the cast members, as they'd be happy to talk about their experiences with the show and of being involved with Brisbane Arts Theatre.


Getting to Brisbane Arts Theatre is very easy. Located at 210 Petrie Terrace, it's only around an 800-meter walk from Roma St Station. Plan your journey with Translinkhere.

If you prefer to drive, there is free 4-hour parking available on either side of Petrie Terrace after 7pm on weekdays and at all times on the weekend. On Suncorp Stadium game days, Petrie Terrace is excluded from the Lang Park Traffic Area's 15-minute restrictions. To avoid a parking fine, do not park in the side streets during events, which are limited to 15 minutes where unsigned. Alternative parking is available on Countess St below Hargraves Park, parallel to the Busway.

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Why? Stage adaptation of a children's classic
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Phone: (07) 3369 2344
Where: 210 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace
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