The Cat in the Hat
All publics, from 7 years old
In french and English
Once upon a time there were a cat, a hat, a brother, a sister, a fish, etc., all swept together by a big wave of eccentricity, overcoming any resistance. Here is a cat wearing a hat, bursting in on two kids, a brother and a sister, to teach them to dare to have fun. The cat leads the game. He runs, rambles on, dances, pits his strength against a troublesome fish… In short, we are immersed in an utterly British eccentricity, faithfully following the bestseller by the American author Dr. Seuss. The book so impressed Katie Mitchell that she absolutely wanted to bring it to the stage – and succeeded in convincing the National Theatre to do it – despite usually devoting herself to Chekov, Martin Crimp, Virginia Woolf… A smart move, according to the general opinion, for an audience of all ages.
based on Le Chat chapeauté du Dr Seuss directed by Katie Mitchell set Vicki Mortimer lights Jon Clark music Paul Clark sound Gareth Fry choregraphy Joseph Alford
with Mark Arends, Minnie Crowe, Nicola Hart, Helena Lymbery, Justin Salinger and Angus Wright