The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

Barcham 21 August 2013

Cat in the Hat

“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”

– Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss had a wonderful mind, and of all his creations The Cat in the Hat may be the most beloved.

Personally I’m a bit more partial to The Butter Battle Book, but I do still love that chaotic cat his disregard for the possessions of others.

There is a play of The Cat in the Hat coming to Canberra next school holidays, which is probably exactly the right time for it to come here.

Based on the all-time favourite book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is now a magically witty play for children produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Following a sold out season at the Sydney Opera House The Cat in the Hat now comes to The Playhouse at Canberra Theatre Centre for a special school holiday treat for all the family this October.

With mischievous humour and madcap style, The Cat in the Hat introduces his new friends to a crazy afternoon. The Cat busts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with all sorts of zaniness – including the acrobatic tricks of Thing One and Thing Two. Rhyming his way through the house while balancing cups and tools, Cat brings a cosy home to chaos where Sally, her brother and their outspokenly cautious pet Fish, are amused, astounded and concerned… with good reason!

If you have ever read Dr. Seuss, you will love this production of The Cat in the Hat. Every Dr. Seuss story is a lesson in grammar, syntax, phonics, morality, ethics, tolerance and the human spirit.

Wonderfully anarchic and with its unique combination of hilarious stories and riotous rhymes, this production of The Cat in the Hat, starring an all Australian cast, will transport audiences young and old into the world they’ve always imagined.

The Cat in the Hat promises to be a purr-fect day out for both children and parents alike.

The Cat in the Hat at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre from
Tuesday 8 October – Friday 11 October 2013

Tuesday 8 October 2.30pm & 4.00pm
Wednesday 9 October 9.30am & 11.00am
Thursday 10 October 9.30am & 11.00am
Friday 11 October 9.30am & 11.00am

Duration: 40 mins, no Interval
Prices: Standard $39.00*
*transaction fee of $3.30 applies (per transaction)
Recommended for ages 3-6 years

Tickets and more information: Contact Canberra Ticketing on (02) 6275 2700 or visit

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