The Cat in the Hat At OXFORD PLAYHOUSE

By Cait Sweeney at

Dr. Seuss’ much loved story The Cat in the Hat, will entertain families at Oxford Playhouse.

When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat can rescue them from a dull rainy day, but what mischief do they get up to along the way?

Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss that has captivated generations of readers, this wonderfully anarchic production from Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston features riotous rhymes, infectious humour, and spectacular circus for the grown-ups.

The show is created in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts and will feature Nana Amoo-Gottfried (A Winter’s Tale, Theatre for Younger Audiences at The National Theatre) as the show’s chaotic Cat, while actor and opera singer Charley Magalit (Mickey and the Wondrous Book, Walt Disney Company) will play the role of the fearful Fish.

Joining the cast as the children whose house the Cat visits are Sam Angell (Billy Elliot – the Musical, Victoria Palace Theatre) as the Boy, and Melissa Lowe (Me and My Girl, Chichester Festival Theatre) as Sally. Completing the company as the Cat’s energetic companions Thing 1 & Thing 2 are acrobats Celia Francis and Robert Penny respectively.

Directed by Curve’s Associate Director Suba Das (Pink Sari Revolution, Sukanya), with Design by Isla Shaw (The Witches, The Gruffalo) and original songs from Composer Tasha Taylor Johnson (George’s Marvellous Medicine), The Cat in the Hat is a purrfect half-term treat for all the family.

Tickets for The Cat in the Hat at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at

The Cat in the Hat
Date: Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 February 2019
Time: Tue 6.30pm, Wed to Fri 11am & 2.30pm, Sat 11am, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Tickets: £10 to £22 | Discounts available
Age guideline: 4+