Eric Carle’s Timeless Stories Come to Life on Stage in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carlemakes its way off the page and onto the stage at The Atkinson this February.

The Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since its first publication in1969 and has sold 41 million copies worldwide.

The iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Bakery will be serving lots of half term treats for your very own hungry caterpillars

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is at The Atkinson on Saturday 18 February at 1pm & 3pm and Sunday 19 February at 2.30pm.  Tickets are £9 (£7 children / Family Ticket £28)*. 

You can book your tickets online at by calling our Box Office team on 01704 533333 or at the Box Office during opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% credit card fee for sales at the Box Office. There are no booking fees for cash purchases at the counter.


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