"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.
"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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