The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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Sydney Festival

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 08 January - 18 January 2015

Adapted from books by Eric Carle 

JWR Productions Australia & Michael Sieders Presents

Australia  |  World Premiere

A marvellous menagerie of lovable puppets bring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life on stage. 

Created by Jonathan Worsley
Directed by Naomi Edwards
Puppets Created by Puppet Kitchen
Set Design by James Browne

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle has been delighting readers for 45 years. Now the caterpillar makes its way off the page and onto the stage.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features four stories by Eric Carle, combining a marvellous menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and all the timeless charm of his original tales and illustrations. Created by Jonathan Worsley, directed by Naomi Edwards and with puppets by New York’s Puppet Kitchen, storytime doesn’t get much more magical than this.

Suitable for ages 1 – 7. (Under 2’s free) 

Dates & Times:
Thursday 8 January 10am & 12pm
Friday 9 January 10am & 12pm
Saturday 10 January 10am, 12pm & 3pm
Sunday 11 January 10am & 12pm
Tuesday 13 January 10am & 12pm
Wednesday 14 January 10am, 12pm & 3pm
Thursday 15 January 10am & 12pm
Friday 16 January 10am & 12pm
Saturday 17 January 10am, 12pm & 3pm
Sunday 18 January 10am & 12pm

The show on 14 January at 3pm is a relaxed performance. For information visit

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Brought to Life
ABC News Breakfast reporter Johanna Nicholson meets New York puppet designer Eric Wright, who is in Sydney to help puppeteers prepare for the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. CLICK HERE to watch


“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has got to be one of the best kids’ shows I’ve ever seen. The show features four stories by Eric Carle, combining 75 beautifully constructed puppets  with the timeless charm of Carle’s famous stories and illustrations. At 50 minutes it was the perfect length for the attention spa of small children. The seamless mix of storytelling and puppetry was mesmerizing for adults and the kids alike.” – Christine Knight

The Very Hungry Caterpillar wriggles on stage in world premiere at Parramatta
– The Daily Telegraph



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Ticket Prices

All tickets $30
Relaxed Performance $20

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00