How about hat! The cat is back caus­ing trou­ble

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ONSTAGE -

THE stage adap­ta­tion of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will em­bark on its first UK tour in 2015, kick-start­ing the tour at Ayles­bury Wa­ter­side The­atre in Jan­uary.

From the mo­ment his tall, red-and-whitestriped hat ap­pears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the fun­ni­est, most mis­chievous cat they have ever met.

With the trick­i­est of tricks and cra­zi­est of ideas, he turns a rainy af­ter­noon into an amaz­ing ad­ven­ture. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and en­gag­ing first the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence for young chil­dren aged three.

The Cat in the Hat 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.

Katie Mitchell’s stage adap­ta­tion of The Cat in the Hat first played in the Na­tional The­atre’s Cottes­loe The­atre in De­cem­ber 2009, be­fore trans­fer­ring to the Young Vic in 2010.

This new pro­duc­tion 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.

It runs at Ayles­bury Wa­ter­side The­atre Thurs­day, Jan­uary 29 – Satur­day, Jan­uary 31 on Thurs­day at 1pm, Fri­day 11am and 1pm, Satur­day 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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

Call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee), or visit www.at­gtick­ets.com/ayles­bury (bkg fee)

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