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Curve's Christmas Studio Show is Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CURVE has announced the title of its 2018 Christmas show for children and their families, a brand new production of Dr. Seuss’ classic story of mischief and chaos, The Cat in the Hat.

A Made at Curve production, it will be directed by Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das and run in the theatre’s 300-seat Studio from December 8, 2018 to January 12, 2019.

When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but what mischief do they get up to along the way?

Following the success of their previous work for children including Roald Dahl favourites The Witches and most recently George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Cat in the Hat will see Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston come together once again as co-producers.

Speaking about the production, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“We are positively purring with pride to announce what is sure to be another superbly playful Made at Curve production for young folk, their families and school children this Christmas.

“Christmas at Curve is always special and Dr Seuss’ wonderfully mischievous story of The Cat in the Hat has entertained children around the world for generations. We are thrilled our Associate Director Suba Das is charged with wrangling the anarchic cat, joined by a purrfect production team, featuring Tasha Taylor-Johnson’s whiskerful tunes and tail-defying circus-inspired moves.”

Curve will also be creating a number of workshops for school children to accompany the zany production, encouraging young people to creatively explore the show through physical theatre, reading, writing and dramatic activities.

Recommended for children aged 4+, The Cat in the Hat will feature original songs from Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Tasha Taylor-Johnson who also created songs for Curve’s recent production of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Set and costume design is by Isla Shaw.

Casting and tour dates will be announced in due course.

Tickets for The Cat in the Hat went on sale to Curve Members on Monday, May 21, and will go on general sale on June 1. Tickets can be purchased online at www.curveonline.co.uk, in person at Curve’s Ticket Office or the Highcross Kiosk in Leicester, or over the phone on 0116 242 3595.