The Very Hungry Caterpillar and its friends will come to life on stage in a masterful theatrical experience in the Hunter Valley – just in time for the school holidays.
One of the most iconic children’s stories of all time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges from the page in a joyous performance, created by Jonathan Rockefeller.
Novice theatre-goers and those who grew up with the book can experience the magic first-hand when the award-winning production arrives at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 14 April, at 10am and 2pm.
Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly-illustrated and innovatively-designed picture books for very young children.
He has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.
More than 132 million copies of his books have sold around the world.
His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has nibbled its way into the hearts of literally millions of children internationally – and has been translated into 62 languages and sold in excess of 45 million copies.
Brought to life with a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets, this critically-acclaimed production faithfully adapts a number of Carle’s stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? And, of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
A delight for those just discovering the author’s stories, and for the generations who grew up with his iconic books, this enchanting Australian-made show transports audiences into a pop-up-like version of Carle’s world that will excite, educate and entertain the whole family.
He hopes the colourful characters bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories.
“It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters,” Carle said.
“I hope my books – and this show – will inspire you and your imagination.”
Tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show are on sale now at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Box Office, by phone on 4993 4266 or online at www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au
WHEN: Wednesday 14 April
WHERE: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
TIME: 10am and 2pm