The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Performer and puppet on stage in The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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From finding your place in the world to metamorphosis, 75 magical puppets bring the words of Eric Carle to life in this children’s show

Time Out gave the show five stars when we saw it at Riverside Theatres in its debut year. Four Eric Carle stories are brought together with vibrant puppets and a revolving set that captures the attention of even the youngest audience members. It’s designed for toddlers and up, but the gentle storytelling is mesmerising for all ages. This Australian-made production brings to life The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Kids will recognise the rhythmic verse and they can shout out the words as they watch the 75 puppets dance, swim, fly and leap across the stage. 

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