The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to theatres for 2021 autumn/winter tour

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will return to theatres this year for a new tour.

One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will wiggle back to the stage for an autumn/winter tour.


Following multiple seasons in London and New York, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 17 October.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has become a global sensation. Four master puppeteers weave their way through Eric Carle’s stories, bringing to life a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets in a magical show that faithfully recreates the wonderfully colourful world of Carle’s illustrations.

The Autumn/Winter tour of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features four classic titles; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The tour is followed by festive runs of The Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury from Wednesday 1 – Saturday 11 December, and Warwick Arts Centre from Monday 13 – Friday 24 December, which replace The Very Lonely Firefly with the festive tale Dream Snow.

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The Hungry Caterpillar Show is created by Jonathan Rockefeller and presented by MEI Worldwide, one of the leading independent producers of live family entertainment across Europe, the Asia-Pacific and EMEA. Recent productions include The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (West End and UK Tour), Twirlywoos Live! (Underbelly Festival and UK Tour) and Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday (Polka Theatre and UK Tour).

The cast of actor-puppeteers includes Karyn Claydon, Katie Haygarth, Ben Murrell, Jonathan Norman, Amber-Rose Perry and Adam Ryan.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

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