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About the show

Jonathan Rockefeller brings his magical stage adaptation of Eric Carle’s iconic children’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar back to the West End. Playing a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre before embarking on a UK tour, the critically acclaimed production returns after a record-breaking run in New York.

Based on the well-known original tale that sees a greedy creature nibbling his way through everything in sight, The Very Hungry Caterpillar brings to life a selection of Carle’s popular stories, using a magnificent menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets and a good dose of fun and interactive storytelling.

Further stories in the production include The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly. After a smash-hit season in New York that saw the production gain a prestigious Drama Desk Award nomination, the delightful play returns to entertain London audiences.

Gaining approval from audiences and critics alike, as well as the author himself, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the timeless classic that has made its way from page to stage. With the original story selling over 43 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1969, it has established itself as one of the most popular children’s books of all time.

A nostalgic treat that is bound to enthral generations of family members, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect festive treat, playing a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre from December 13th 2017 to January 7th 2018.

Who Should See It?

Those who missed the chance to see it before now have the opportunity to catch it in London! Fans of children’s tales such as The Gruffalo will be enchanted by this production.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is recommended for children between 2 and 7.

Playing at

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
Seating Plan

Ambassadors Theatre seating plan

Booking period

13th Dec 2017

15th Nov 2018

7th Jan 2018

Running time

55 minutes


Suitable for children aged 2-7