The show arrives in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved book.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is set to play at Troubadour White City Theatre for a limited season from the 7th August until the 1st September it has been confirmed.
Featuring a menagerie of 75 puppets, The Very Hungry Caterpillar brings to the stage four of Eric Carle’s best loved books for the stage. This 50th anniversary celebration production is set to feature four new line up of stories for 2019; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, the return of The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Eric Carle’s beloved stories have been adapted for the stage by Jonathan Rockefeller, who also directs this production.
Talking about the news, Eric Carle said: “I am delighted that the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be celebrated with such an enchanting production, and that my friends in London will be able to share the same enjoyment I felt when seeing my characters come to life on stage.”
Since it was first published in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 50 million copies worldwide, remaining one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.
Jonathan Rockefeller said: “We’re excited to bring new Eric Carle stories to the London stage alongside perennial favourite ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. ‘Brown Bear’ is another of Eric’s best loved characters embraced by our little – and very enthusiastic – audience members!”
The stage production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar first premiered in Australia in 2015 before opening in New York at the Acorn Theatre in January 2016.The show has since played two West End seasons at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2016 and 2017.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar will play at the Troubadour White City Theatre from the 7th August until the 1st September.