The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

11 July 2018

Based on Eric Carle’s books

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.  

“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly.

This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written.  

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards and with 75 magical puppets created by New York's 'Puppet Kitchen'.

This is a timeless classic for all generations.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Director - Naomi Edwards
Set Designer - James Browne
Puppets created by Puppet Kitchen
Costume Designer - Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer - Nicholas Rayment
Composers - Steven Baker & Nate Edmondson
Cast - Gavin Clarke, Dannielle Jackson, Justine Warner & Drew Wilson

Presented by Hungry Caterpillar Productions in association with Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.



Wednesday, 11 July - 12pm & 2pm


50 minutes, no interval


"This is a superbly realised vision of what might have been a very difficult adaptation and a work that honours its much-loved source text/s completely. " - Daily Telegraph

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a gorgeous little stage production for children aged one to seven that captivates with its clear storytelling, its fresh, bright design and its simple but inventive staging." - Jo Litson, Sun Herald

"For adults it is much the experience of reading again a children's book that you have read a hundred times before, but for the children there was a magic that captured them; they saw things that, perhaps, I no longer can." - Amelia Swan, ArtsHub


Tickets - $20.00

Group 4+ - $60.00

Children aged 3 years and under are free on the knee.

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