Mog The Forgetful Cat - Old Vic Theatre

Mog The Forgetful Cat Tickets

The Old Vic, London

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Everyone’s favourite cat might be forgetful, but she certainly has a lot of adventures, and she loves her family very much!

Based on Judith Kerr’s beloved and iconic stories for the stage, this lively and enchanting production features songs, live music and a menagerie of creatures little and large.

These timeless tales of family and friendship are brought to life to allow a new generation of children to fall in love with Mog.  

Mog The Forgetful Cat runs at the Old Vic Theatre from 11 – 29 July 2023.

What is the story of Mog The Forgetful Cat?

Mog is a very forgetful cat. She forgets that she has a cat flap, she forgets that she’s already eaten her supper, and she forgets that cats don’t have eggs for breakfast every day. Bother that cat! But Mog’s forgetfulness can come in handy.

Join Mog and the Thomas family, on a journey through one year in the life of a really remarkable cat, as she catches a burglar, gatecrashes a cat show, goes to the V.E.T. and gets to eat lots and lots of eggs.

Who are the creators of Mog The Forgetful Cat?

This stage adaptation is based on Judith Kerr’s much-loved picture books for children.

The show is co-directed by Helena Middleton and Jesse Jones, with musical direction by Joey Hickman, design by Laura McEwen, sound design by Beth Duke, lighting design by Rajiv Pattani and movement direction by Catriona Giles.

Mog the Forgetful Cat is devised by Tom England, Joey Hickman, Jesse Jones, Helena Middleton, Hanora Kamen, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Robyn Sinclair and Ben Vardy, with additional devising by Tom Brennan, Emily Greenslade and James Newton.


Reviews of Mog The Forgetful Cat

★★★★ "Theatrical catnip. Judith Kerr’s warm-hearted children’s book is faithfully realised with a vivid and gently ingenious tale of family life" The Guardian

Show Information

Age restrictions
3+
Running time
60 minutes
Performance dates
11 July 2023 - 29 July 2023

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Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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Judith Kerr’s Mog The Forgetful Cat set for Old Vic in London
The acclaimed stage adaptation of Judith Kerr's much-loved children's book Mog The Forgetful Cat is coming to the Old Vic theatre in London. The show will run from 11 to 29 July 2023 at the Old Vic. The show is co-directed by Helena Middleton and Jesse Jones, with musical direction by Joey Hickman, design by Laura McEwen, sound design by Beth Duke, lighting design by Rajiv Pattani and movement direction by Catriona Giles. Mog the Forgetful Cat is devised by Tom England, Joey Hickman, Jesse Jones, Helena Middleton, Hanora Kamen, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Robyn Sinclair and Ben Vardy, with additional devising by Tom Brennan, Emily Greenslade and James Newton. Mog The Forgetful Cat had its world premiere at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton in June, and is a co-production with them, the Old Vic and the Wardrobe Ensemble. The musical play for children is also going on tour, with dates including the Bristol Old Vic (14 - 18 February 2023), Curve Leicester (21 - 25 February 2023), Lowry Salford 4 - 8 April 2023), Belgrade Theatre Coventry (30 May - 3 June 2023) and Exeter Northcott (16 - 18 June 2023). Matthew Warchus, artistic director of The Old Vic, said in a press statement: "Judith Kerr's wonderful stories are timeless adventures for adults and children alike. It's been a great treat to work alongside The Wardrobe Ensemble and Royal and Derngate on this terrific adaptation of Mog. The joyful tales of mishaps, family and friendship will undoubtedly enchant audiences next summer at the Old Vic and on tour." More about Mog The Forgetful Cat tickets at the Old Vic in London
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Judith Kerr’s Mog The Forgetful Cat to get new stage adaptation
Much loved children's author Judith Kerr, whose best-selling story The Tiger Who Came to Tea has become a huge hit on stage, will have another of her stories adapted for theatre. Judith Kerr's Mog The Forgetful Cat is to be adapted for the stage for the first time. The world premiere will take place at the Royal & Derngate Northampton on Friday 3 June 2022, as part of its Made in Northampton 2022 season, and runs until Sunday 19 June, before touring the UK. Royal & Derngate’s Resident Ensemble Company, the acclaimed Wardrobe Ensemble, have adapted Judith Kerr’s story in a collaboration between co-producers Royal & Derngate Northampton, The Old Vic and The Wardrobe Ensemble. Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre told the press today that: “These magical stories, from one of the country’s greatest writers for younger audiences, have delighted generations of children. We’re thrilled to be welcoming back The Wardrobe Ensemble and to be partnering with The Old Vic for the first time to reimagine them for the stage.” Helena Middleton of The Wardrobe Ensemble said: "I absolutely loved the Mog books growing up. We used to have a book fair at my school and I would literally race there to make sure I was the first to get my hands on a copy. I am so delighted to be part of the team which will bring Mog to the stage and honour Judith Kerr's gorgeous stories and illustrations." In the stories, Mog the cat always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But sometimes, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy… Join Mog, and her people the Thomas family, on a journey through one year in the life of a really remarkable cat, as she catches a burglar, gatecrashes a cat show, goes to the vee-eee-tee and eats lots and lots of eggs. The Wardrobe Ensemble, whose The Stage Award-winning Education, Education, Education transferred from Royal & Derngate to the West End, adapt Judith Kerr’s beloved and iconic stories for the stage, in a lively and enchanting production directed by Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton (Pippi Longstocking, Royal & Derngate), with songs, live music and a menagerie of creatures little and large. These timeless tales of family and friendship are brought to life to allow a new generation of children to fall in love with Mog. Composer & Musical Director for the show is Joey Hickman, with design by Laura McEwen, sound design by Beth Duke and lighting design by Rajiv Pattani. The cast of the show includes Tom England, Joey Hickman, Hanora Kamen, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Robyn Sinclair, Ben Vardy. There's no news on if and when the show will come to The Old Vic theatre in London. More about tickets to Mog The Forgetful Cat at the Old Vic Theatre

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