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The Cat in the Hat
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Adapted by Katie Mitchell. Produced by Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts
society/company: Curve (professional & community productions) (directory)
from: 08 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
venue: Curve (Studio), Leicester (before touring)

Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston are proud to announce their purrfect cast and tour for their brand new co-production of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.

Playing at Curve in Leicester over Christmas 2018, this family production is created in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts and will feature Nana Amoo-Gottfried (A Winter’s Tale, Theatre for Younger Audiences at The National Theatre) as the show’s chaotic Cat, while actor and opera singer Charley Magalit (Mickey and the Wondrous Book, Walt Disney Company) will play the role of the fearful Fish.

Joining the cast as the children whose house the Cat visits are Sam Angell (Billy Elliot – the Musical, Victoria Palace Theatre) as the Boy and Melissa Lowe (Me and My Girl, Chichester Festival Theatre) as Sally. Completing the company as the Cat’s energetic companions Thing 1 & Thing 2 are acrobats Celia Francis and Robert Penny.

After entertaining families and creating chaos in Leicester, the production will tour across the UK, visiting theatres in Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton and Newcastle, before ending the tour at Rose Theatre Kingston 10 – 21 Apr 2019. Full details of the tour can be found below.

Directed by Suba Das, set and costumes will be designed by Isla Shaw (The Witches and The Importance of Being Earnest, both at Curve and Playing Shakespeare: Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe). Helping to fill the production with circus stunts as Associate Director is circus choreographer Jack Horner, who previously performed in Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2016 production of Roald Dahl’s The Twits and recently worked as Circus Captain on Chess at The London Colisuem.

Following the success of Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s previous co-production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, Curve Associate Artist Tasha Taylor Johnson will once again join as Composer, providing 10 original songs.

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?

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 acrobatic accomplices Thing 1 and Thing 2, riotous rhymes, infectious humour and spectacular circus, this family production is set to delight young and old alike.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster said: “We are positively purring with pride to welcome our extraordinarily talented The Cat in the Hat cast to Curve this Christmas. We are looking forward to working with Nana, Sam, Celia, Melissa, Charley and Robert enormously, as they create this brand new production of Dr. Seuss’ most iconic character. And with brand new songs by Curve’s very own Tasha Taylor Johnson, it promises to be a cat-tastic extravaganza. Once again, we are thrilled to be collaborating with our friends at the Rose Theatre Kingston on this production.

“Last year saw Curve’s most successful year on tour to date, with one million people seeing our work at home in LE1 and on the road both across the UK and internationally, with our co-production of George’s Marvellous Medicine playing a large part in this achievement.

“Christmas at Curve is always a special time, with many children in particular joining us to experience theatre for the very first time. We’re delighted to be working with an astonishing creative team and in association with the team at the National Centre for Circus Arts, ensuring that each and every person watching this production will be captivated by the unique beauty of live theatre.”

Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
Director – Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das
Designer – Isla Shaw
Composer – Curve Associate Artist Tasha Taylor Johnson
Lighting Designer – Zoe Spurr
Sound Designer – David Gregory
Associate Director – Jack Horner
Casting Director – Kay Magson CDG

60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB 

Twitter: @CurveLeicester Facebook: CURVEtheatreLeicester Instagram: @Curve_Leicester

Ticket Office: 0116 242 3595
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm (6pm non-performance days)
Sunday: one hour before the performance

Full Tour Listings:

Curve, Leicester
8 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 
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Aylesbury Waterside
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2019 
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King’s Theatre Edinburgh
6 Feb – 9 Feb 2019 
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Liverpool Playhouse
12 – 16 Feb 2019 
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Oxford Playhouse
19 – 23 Feb 2019 
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre
26 Feb – 3 Mar 2019
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Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
12 – 16 Mar 2019 
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Nuffield Theatre Southampton
20 – 24 Mar 2019 
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Northern Stage, Newcastle
27 – 31 Mar 
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Rose Theatre Kingston
10 – 21 Apr 
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