“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

Based on Eric Carle's books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Presented by Lismore City Hall and Michael Sieders

Wednesday 14 June 2017

10.00am | 12.00pm | 6.30pm

$20-25 + booking fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall


One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mr. Seahorse’ and ‘The Very Lonely Firefly’.

This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards and with 75 magical puppets created by New York’s Puppet Kitchen.

This is a timeless classic for all generations.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Director Naomi Edwards
Producer Michael Sieders
Set Designer James Browne
Puppets created by Puppet Kitchen
Costume Designer Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer Nicholas Rayment
Composer / Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Composer Steven Baker

“Beautiful, rhythmic and faithful to the author’s works, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a triumph for first time theatregoers”

“Simply put, the makers behind the first stage adaptation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar know and understand kids.”

“For first time theatregoers, this is a triumph of faithful storytelling and pattern recognition. For seasoned viewers it’s a production that’s beautiful to watch – no matter how old you are, or how long ago it was since you read a picture book.”

Time Out

“… The Sydney Festival Parramatta production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a knockout success.”

“This is a superbly realised vision of what might have been a very difficult adaptation and a work that honours its much-loved source text/s completely. Creator Jonathan Worsley and director Naomi Edwards have done a great job and it will no doubt find a huge audience across the world for many years to come. And deservedly so.”

“The original soundtrack hits just the right note, a fitting aural accompaniment to the beautiful visuals unfolding on stage.”

Daily Telegraph


Adult $25
Children $20


All ages

Duration | 50 minutes