The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Ambassadors Theatre tickets
The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Ambassadors Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most loved children’s stories in history, having delighted countless generations of readers all over the world, having sold more than 41 million copies since first being published in 1969.

In this beautifully enchanting production, original author and illustrator, Eric Carle’s designs and style were expertly transformed into a menagerie of 75 fabulous puppets, inspired by his iconic hand-painted colourful tissue paper collage illustrations.

The show took the well-known The Very Hungry Caterpillar story and set it alongside three of Eric Carle’s other much-loved stories, including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly.

These timeless classics with their distinctive simple, yet fascinating plots, made their way off the page and onto the stage in an adaptation by Jonathan Rockefeller (10 Little Rubber Ducks &Thank You For Being A Friend) that received great critical and audience praise alike.

The production was suitable for children aged two to seven years old, while The Ambassadors Theatre has a ‘babes in arms’ policy, which allows children under 1 year old access to The Very Hungry Caterpillar without a ticket, if securely strapped to their parent or carer in a carrier, sling or similar.

With incredible puppetry, enchanting design and one of the most beautiful young children’s stories ever told, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a festive delight for all children and families. The show ran at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End from 2nd December 2016, over Christmas, to 7th January 2017.

Recommended for

The Very Hungry Caterpillar really is one of the most delightful and enchanting shows in London’s West End for young children this Christmas. It is a highly recommended first trip to the theatre for young ones, and is an ideal festive treat for families.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for children aged 2-7

Dates and times

Running time: 55 minutes
Opened: 02 Dec 2016
Booking from: 05 Jan 2017
Booking until: 07 Jan 2017

Location and map

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
London, WC2H 9ND

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