The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns for tour and summer run in London

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is wiggling back to the stage for a new tour.

The stage adaptation of Eric Carle’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar will return for a five-month tour from July.

Opening at the Thameside Theatre, Grays on Tuesday 12 July, the tour includes a London summer run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre from Tuesday 16 August to Sunday 4 September and a Festive Season at Curve Theatre, Leicester from Friday 16 to Saturday 31 December.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has become a global sensation. Four master puppeteers weave their way through Eric Carle’s stories, bringing to life a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets in a magical show that faithfully recreates the wonderfully colourful world of Carle’s illustrations.

The 2022 tour features four classic titles; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The cast of actor-puppeteers includes Karyn Claydon, Katie Haygarth, Ben Murrell, Jonathan Norman, Amber-Rose Perry and Adam Ryan.

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First premiering in Australia in 2015 before a run in New York in 2016, The Hungry Caterpillar Show is created by Jonathan Rockefeller and presented by MEI Worldwide.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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