Cat In The Hat starts UK tour at Waterside

An acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat is kick starting its first UK tour at the Waterside Theatre at the end of this month.

Based on the much loved book, the show provides a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young childdren aged from three upwards.

So it’s a perfect opportunity to introduce little ones to the magic of a theatre show.

Adapted by Katie Mitchell, the story is centred around the most mischievous cat Sally and her brother have ever met.

And from the moment he appears around the door in his tall, red and white striped hat they know he is the funniest cat.

But what will their mum find when she gets home?

The book 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.

Mitchell’s stage adaptation first played in the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in December 2009 before transferring to the Young Vic in 2010.

The new production coming to the Waterside 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.

This new production is directed by Lillie Collier, designed by David Shields and produced by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd.

The show will be on from Thursday January 29 through to Saturday 31.

The Thursday performance is at 1pm.

Friday performances are at 11am and 1pm.

Saturday performances are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Tickets cost £10 and £12 (£11.90 and £13.90 including fee when booked online or over the phone).

Box office number 0844 871 7607 or online at