Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at the Malvern Theatres

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake - Credit: Archant

Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will embark on its first UK tour in 2015, playing at Malvern Theatres from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1.

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake - Credit: Archant

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.

This new production was first presented in a sold-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before transferring to the Pleasance Theatre in London for a Christmas Season. The 2015 tour will visit 30 venues across the UK, as well as playing a short run in Bahrain in January. It is directed by Lillie Collier, designed by David Shields and produced by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd.

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake - Credit: Archant

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The Cat in the Hat will be appearing at Malvern Theatres on Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/cat-in-the-hat

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake

The Cat in the Hat / Photo: Gary Lake - Credit: Archant