About The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Lyric Hammersmith, London
Booking to 4 September 2022
No longer booking

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to London with a Summer Season at the Lyric Hammersmith

Dive into Eric Carle’s bright and colourful world as his beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music. Featuring your favourite titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a vibrant celebration of Eric Carle’s adored classics and the perfect introduction to live theatre.

Eric Carle’s books have captivated generations of readers with their iconic hand-painted illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing millions of children to a bigger, brighter world, and to their first experience of reading itself.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is booking from 16 August 2022 until 4 September 22022 at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 4 September 2022
Age restrictions
Running time
50 minutes

Venue Information

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, London, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266

News about The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show announces London season and new UK tour
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show announces London season and new UK tour
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show wiggles its way back to London this Summer with a season at the Lyric Hammersmith. The show will run from 16 August until 4 September at the London venue as part of its 2022 UK tour. The show will also play a Festive Season at Curve Theatre, Leicester from Friday 16 to Saturday 31 December 2022. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a stage adaption of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories has become a global sensation. Four master puppeteers weave their way through Eric Carle’s stories, bringing to life a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets in a magical show that faithfully recreates the wonderfully colourful world of Carle’s illustrations. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has nibbled its way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world, and in 2019 celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Since it was first published in 1969 it has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 54 million copies, remaining one of the top ten bestselling children’s books of all time. A enduring favourite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar UK tour will play dates in Grays Thameside, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Colchester, Hornchurch, Derby, Norwich, Taunton, Crewe, Greenwich, Bromley, Newbury, Hayes, Chippenham, Guildford, Radlett, Bedford, Worcester, Llandrindod Wells, Hamilton, Kettering, Tamworth, Alnwick, Sunderland, Didcot, Weston-super-mare, Ilfracombe and Southend. Book tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Lyric Hammersmith this Summer.

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