THE CAT’S OUT THE BAG…
FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR DR SEUSS’S
MUCH-LOVED CLASSIC THE CAT IN THE HAT
THE TURBINE THEATRE’S FESTIVE FAMILY SHOW
RUNNING FROM 11 DECEMBER – 11 JANUARY
AND FINAL PERFORMANCES OF THE TURBINE THEATRE’S
DEBUT MUSICAL BASED ON THE BRITISH NOVEL BY NICK HORNBY
THE MUSICAL COMEDY COMPLETES ITS SUCCESSFUL RUN ON
07 DECEMBER 2019
Jonathan Ray (The Cat), Grace Kelly Miller (Sally/Fish), Nick Brittain (The Boy/Thing One), and Matt Jay Ryan (Thing Two), will star in Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of The Cat In The Hat, directed by Lillie Collier. Based on the much loved tale by Dr Seuss, the Turbine Theatre’s festival family show runs for a strictly limited Christmas season from 11 December – 11 January.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.
With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?
The Cat In The Hat was first published in 1957 as Dr Seuss’s second book for children. It marked the transition of Theodor Seuss Geisel from successful advertising executive and political cartoonist, to world-famous illustrator and children’s author. The curious and intricate rhyming found in The Cat In The Hat is still adored decades later with over 250 million copies sold worldwide in more than 20 different languages. Katie Mitchell’sstageadaptation of The Cat In The Hat first played in the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in December 2009, before transferring to the Young Vic in 2010, and returning in a new staging at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Pleasance Theatre, Islington and subsequent UK tour in 2015.
Before The Cat arrives at the Turbine’s Battersea home, audiences have six performances left to catch the UK premiere of the irresistible new musical comedy High Fidelity. Based on the acclaimed British novel by Nick Hornby (State Of The Union/About A Boy/Fever Pitch), and directed and choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves, the first musical to open at the new Battersea Power Station based theatre, completes its celebrated run on 7 December 2019.
Rob is the thirty-something owner of a London record shop who’s mastered the art of finding rare vinyl and losing girlfriends. Laura just dumped him, and Rob is totally moving on. Hopefully. Well, there’s a chance it could still work out!
Could Laura actually be “the one”? Might this turn out to be one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Comebacks Ever?!
Leading the incredibly talented ensemble cast is musical theatre star Oliver Ormson as vinyl shop owner, Rob. The rest of the cast includes: Carl Au (Dick), Robbie Durham (Barry), Rosie Fletcher (Anna), Joshua Dever (Neil Young/Bruce Springsteen), Shanay Holmes (Laura), Eleanor Kane (Marie), Jessica Lee (Ensemble), Bobbie Little (Liz), Lauran Rae (Ensemble) and Robert Tripolino(Ian).
High Fidelity is written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Bring It On), andbook and lyric adaptations by Vikki Stone.
The Cat In The Hat and High Fidelity form part of the Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season, which opened August 2019 with Harvey Fierstein’s ground breaking play, Torch Song, directed by Olivier Award winning director/choreographer, Drew McOnie. The theatre’s debut season continues into 2020 with Paul Taylor-Mill’s festival of new musical theatre writing, MTFestUK 2020, which runs from 3 – 15 February.