A Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production in association with The National Centre for Circus Arts

The Cat In the Hat




When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but what mischief do they get up to along the way?

Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how!

Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss that has captivated generations of readers, The Cat in the Hat features feline frivolity aplenty, with his acrobatic accomplices Thing 1 and Thing 2. With riotous rhymes which have delighted children for over fifty years, and infectious humour and spectacular circus for the grown-ups, the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat comes to Curve this Christmas.

Directed by Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das (Pink Sari Revolution, Sukanya), with Design by Isla Shaw (The Witches, The Gruffalo) and Music and accompanying songs from Composer Tasha Taylor Johnson (George’s Marvellous Medicine), this Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production of The Cat in the Hat will be a purrfect treat for all the family.

Age recommendation: 3+

Running Time: 1 hour 20mins (including 20min interval)

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£18 – £10
Previews £10* (Sat 8 – Wed 12 Dec)

£12 Under 18s school groups
£12 for Groups 10+
15% off for Members
FREE tickets for infants under 18 months, subject to availability. Please note that infant tickets are only available to book by telephone on 0116 242 3595, or in person at our Ticket Office.


Captioned: Sun 16 Dec, 3pm
Audio-Described: Fri 21 Dec, 6.30pm
Touch Tour: Fri 21 Dec, 5pm
Relaxed: Sat 22 Dec, 10.30am & Sun 6 Jan, 3pm
Signed: Sun 23 Dec, 3pm
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*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain 
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
Director Suba Das
Designer Isla Shaw
Music & Accompanying Songs Tasha Taylor Johnson
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr
Sound Designer David Gregory
Associate Director Jack Horner
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG
Co-produced with Rose Theatre Kingston
In association with National Centre for Circus Arts
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of
Music Theatre International of New York

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Cast & Creative

Nana Amoo-Gottfried


Sam Angell


Celia Francis

Thing 1

Charley Magalit


Melissa Lowe


Robert Penny

Thing 2