Curve completes Cat in the Hat cast

Published: 28 October 2018

Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston have revealed the cast for their new co-production of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat which will play in Leicester at Christmas 2018.

It will be created in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts and will feature Nana Amoo-Gottfried as the show’s chaotic cat, while actor and opera singer Charley Magalit will take the role of the fearful fish.

Joining the cast as the children whose house the cat visits are Sam Angell as the boy and Melissa Lowe as Sally. Completing the company as the cat’s energetic companions Thing 1 and Thing 2 are acrobats Celia Francis and Robert Penny.

Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said, “Christmas at Curve is always special, with many children joining us to experience theatre for the first time.

“We’re delighted to be working with an astonishing creative team and in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts, ensuring that each and every person watching this production will be captivated by the unique beauty of live theatre.”

Adapted by Katie Mitchell, The Cat in the Hat will be directed by Curve associate director Suba Das. Set and costumes will be designed by Isla Shaw.

Associate director of the show is circus choreographer Jack Horner who performed in Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2016 production, Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Curve associate artist Tasha Taylor Johnson will compose ten original songs. Lighting designer will be Zoe Spurr and David Gregory will be sound designer.

The Cat in the Hat will run at Curve from Saturday 8 December until Saturday 12 January. It will then tour to Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton and Newcastle before ending at Rose Theatre Kingston from 10 until 21 April 2019.

Steve Orme