OLD FAVOURITES BROUGHT TO LIFE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - WHAT'S ON -

POP­U­LAR chil­dren’s book The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar comes to life these school hol­i­days and long week­end in a the­atri­cal ex­trav­a­ganza. Char­ac­ters from the pic­ture book by Eric Carle emerge off the page in this Aus­tralian-made stage show to ex­cite, ed­u­cate and en­ter­tain read­ers and first-time the­atre­go­ers. The au­di­ence will be trans­ported into a gi­ant pop-up book filled with amaz­ing char­ac­ters – from an eight-foot long red croc­o­dile, a life-size yel­low cow, an un­der­wa­ter world filled with all sorts of crea­tures and a 3m but­ter­fly – the hero of the show. Chil­dren will in­stantly recog­nise their favourite char­ac­ters and be eas­ily en­thralled by their sto­ries of mag­i­cal meta­mor­pho­sis, friend­ship and find­ing their place in the world. The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar fea­tures a menagerie of 75 pup­pets. The stage show adapts four of Carle’s beloved books in­clud­ing The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mis­ter Sea­horse, The Very Lonely Fire­fly and The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar. Carle has il­lus­trated more than 70 books, many of them best­sellers. He has also sold more than 127 mil­lion copies of his books world­wide. His best known work, The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar, has been trans­lated into 60 lan­guages and more than 38 mil­lion copies have sold since 1969. Satur­day, Septem­ber 24, to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 9, tick­ets from $30, Play­house, Syd­ney Opera House, syd­ney­op­er­a­house.com

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