The Cat in The Hat is back


Dr Seuss’s The Cat in The Hat is coming to the Drum Theatre, live on stage on Sunday 22 September at 10.30am and 1pm.

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.

In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s phenomenon.

The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Great Britain, but tells the story consistent with the book, of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day…(without their Mother!) when they are visited by none other than ‘The Cat’ in his red and white striped Hat….(which they let in the door!). Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish (yip the fish talks… and is the babysitter!) is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred.

He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination.

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”

Along with his friends, Thing One and Thing Two (hey we all have those types of friends), they turn the house upside down leaving mess everywhere but have no fear because The Cat brings in his red ‘Picker-Up Machine’ and all is back to normal before Mum walks back in the door.

Over 2 years in the planning, The Cat in the Hat, fresh from a sold-out tour of New Zealand, features a full scale set of the house and over 70 props that the cast use to bring to life every detail of the well-known book.

Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before your very eyes. Spoiler alert – Things run amuck, and quickly!

The Drum Theatre, is on the corner of Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong. Tickets from $20.

Bookings: 8571 1666 or

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