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The Cat In The Hat (Cat In The Hat UK Ltd)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

A stage show based on Dr Seus’s ‘Cat In The Hat’ was probably always guaranteed to drum up a significant audience, given the popularity and reach of the book, and there was certainly a large crowd. Perhaps we’ve been spoiled by the immediacy of children’s shows in smaller venues, but this somehow seemed less personal, less fun. Yet, it’s a good adaptation, very capably performed by a compact cast, supported by a nicely designed set that really does reflect the look of the book. It’s only a short piece of work to base a show on, however, and there are times when things feel a little stretched. That said, the children in the audience are laughing and whooping with delight, and you can’t say fairer than that.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Caro Moses]