Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar to Take Bite Out of Perth’s State Theatre Centre!

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 06 Jun 2022

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Based on Eric Carle's Books presented by CDP Kids

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

"and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to Australia with a national tour, including 11 performances at the State Theatre Centre from 11-17 July 2022.

One of the most iconic children’s stories of all time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 50 million copies and now emerges from the page in a joyous and masterful theatrical experience, created by Jonathan Rockefeller.

Brought to life with a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets, this critically-acclaimed production faithfully adapts four of Carle’s stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

What to expect...

A delight for those just discovering Carle’s stories, and for the generations who grew up with his iconic books, this enchanting Australian-made show transports audiences into a pop-up-like version of Carle’s world that will excite, educate and entertain the whole family.

Eric Carle (1929 - 2021) worked with the Rockefeller Productions team to create the show, and attended the original New York premiere in 2016.

His message for the Australian production prior to his passing was: "I hope the performances will be enjoyed by many and that the colourful characters bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories… it is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters!

I hope my books - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is coming to Perth, showing from 11 July to 17 July at The State Theatre Centre of WA in Northbridge.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle's books

Presented by CDP Kids

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends come to life on stage in a masterful theatrical experience

Monday 11 Jul 2022 @ 1PM & 3PM
Tuesday 12 Jul 2022 @ 10AM, 12PM & 3PM
Wednesday 13 Jul 2022 @ 10AM & 12PM
Saturday 16 Jul 2022 @ 10AM & 12PM
Sunday 17 Jul 2022 @ 3PM & 5PM

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