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.”