The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns for tour and summer run in London

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is wiggling back to the stage for a new tour.

The stage adaptation of Eric Carle’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar will return for a five-month tour from July.


Opening at the Thameside Theatre, Grays on Tuesday 12 July, the tour includes a London summer run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre from Tuesday 16 August to Sunday 4 September and a Festive Season at Curve Theatre, Leicester from Friday 16 to Saturday 31 December.

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 2022 tour features four classic titles; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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

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First premiering in Australia in 2015 before a run in New York in 2016, The Hungry Caterpillar Show is created by Jonathan Rockefeller and presented by MEI Worldwide.

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