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Casting and national tour announced for Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Casting news

FULL casting and national tour have been announced for the Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat.

Playing at Curve in Leicester over Christmas (December 8, 2018 to January 12, 2019), this family production is created in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts.

It will feature Nana Amoo-Gottfried (A Winter’s Tale, Theatre for Younger Audiences at The National Theatre) as the show’s chaotic Cat, while actor and opera singer Charley Magalit (Mickey and the Wondrous Book, Walt Disney Company) will play the role of the fearful Fish.

Joining the cast as the children whose house the Cat visits are Sam Angell (Billy Elliot – the Musical, Victoria Palace Theatre) as the Boy and Melissa Lowe (Me and My Girl, Chichester Festival Theatre) as Sally. Completing the company as the Cat’s energetic companions Thing 1 and Thing 2 are acrobats Celia Francis and Robert Penny.

After entertaining families and creating chaos in Leicester, the production will tour across the UK, visiting theatres in Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton and Newcastle, before ending the tour at Rose Theatre Kingston from April 10 to April 21, 2019.

Directed by Suba Das, set and costumes will be designed by Isla Shaw (The Witches and The Importance of Being Earnest, both at Curve and Playing Shakespeare: Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe).

Helping to fill the production with circus stunts as Associate Director is circus choreographer Jack Horner, who previously performed in Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2016 production of Roald Dahl’s The Twits and recently worked as Circus Captain on Chess at The London Colisuem.

Following the success of Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s previous co-production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, Curve Associate Artist Tasha Taylor Johnson will once again join as Composer, providing 10 original songs.

Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss that has captivated generations of readers, Katie Mitchell’s adaptation of The Cat in the Hat features feline frivolity aplenty. With acrobatic accomplices Thing 1 and Thing 2, riotous rhymes, infectious humour and spectacular circus, this family production is set to delight young and old alike.

Read more about The Cat in the Hat.