Touring stage show hits New Zealand September / October 2018

Few children’s books have stood the test of time quite like Dr Seuss’s 200 word masterpiece The Cat in the Hat. As the top-selling children’s author of all time, the story is as popular now as it was in the 1950’s when Oxford University-educated Theodor ‘Seuss’ Geissel wrote the book. Now both children and adults alike are sure to be left in raptures by this zany and imaginative stage show, that will bring the story to life in a 20-city, 40-show nationwide tour of theatres and arenas.

The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Great Britain, but tells the story consistent with the book, of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day…(without their Mother!!??) when they are visited by none other than ‘The Cat’ in his red and white striped Hat….(which they let in the door!!??). Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish (yip the fish talks...and is the babysitter!!) is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination.

"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Along with his friends, Thing One and Thing Two (hey, we all have those types of friends!), they turn the house upside down, leaving mess everywhere. But have no fear, because The Cat brings in his red Picker-Up Machine and all is back to normal before Mum walks back in the door.
Over 12 months in the planning, The Cat in the Hat tour features a full scale set and over 70 props that the cast use to bring to life every detail of the well-known book. Did you know, you can’t just purchase a Picker-Up Machine on Trade Me,  and trying to find ways to balance eight props on an umbrella presents its own set of challenges. Over 10,000 tickets have been sold so far for the tour, and we’d love to see you there.


Any Cast / Producer interviews or ticket requests should be made to the producers Showcase Entertainment Group on

Bruce Mason Centre
Saturday 29 September
10.30am and 1.00pm shows

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