Lincs: Bank holiday fun with the Cat in the Hat at the Auditorium

The Cat in the Hat is bouding into Grimsby Auditorium this Bank Holiday. Picture: Garry Lake
The Cat in the Hat is bouding into Grimsby Auditorium this Bank Holiday. Picture: Garry Lake

Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat comes to Grimsby Auditorium next week

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother now 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 three and over.

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 more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in more than 20 different languages.

Appearing in different cartoons and stories alongside the likes of The Grinch, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, The Lorax and more, the Cat in the Hat has become an iconic character in children’s literature.

The Cat has appeared on stage before, notably as one of the central characters in the show Seussical the Musical.

He was also played by Mike Meyers in a 2003 film.

Katie Mitchell’s stage adaptation 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.

This new production was first presented in a sold-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before transferring to the Pleasance Theatre in London for a Christmas Season.

This new 2015 tour is visiting 30 venues across the UK, as well as playing a short run in Bahrain.

The show comes to Grimsby on Monday, August 31 at 3pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £9 for children.

A special group offer is running where anyone buying five tickets gets an extra free child’s ticket.

Tickets are available now from the box office on 0300 300 003. or 0300 3000036 for groups and access bookings.

Alternatively, all tickets are also available online at