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The master of mayhem and mischief, The Cat In The Hat, will bound onto the Darlington Civic Theatre stage on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July.

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? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in The Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+.

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.

A special The Cat In The Hat workshop will be taking place on Tuesday 28 July at 10am. Join author Tracey Iceton and artist Yvonne Preston in creating your own book inspired by The Cat In The Hat; create some whacky rhymes and a cover for your new creation. Tickets £5.50 (age 4-7). Call the box office on 01325 486555.

The Cat In The Hat is at Darlington Civic Theatre on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July. Tickets are £12 adults, £8 children, family ticket £32. Recommended age 3+

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit