Cambridge Arts Theatre are thrilled to welcome Mog the Forgetful Cat, the first ever stage adaptation of Judith Kerr’s beloved children’s book series. Directed by Helena Middleton and Jesse Jones, this lively and enchanting production uses original songs, live music and a menagerie of creatures little and large to bring the iconic stories to life.
‘Bother that cat!’
Mog is a very forgetful cat. She forgets that she has a cat flap, she forgets that she’s already eaten her supper, and she forgets that cats don’t have eggs for breakfast every day.
But Mog’s forgetfulness can come in handy…
Join Mog and the Thomas family, on a journey through one year in the life of a really remarkable cat, as she catches a burglar, gate crashes a cat show, goes to the V.E.T. and gets to eat lots and lots of eggs. Everyone’s favourite cat might be forgetful, but she certainly has a lot of adventures, and she loves her family very much.
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‘A miaow-vellous musical treat’
Adapted for the stage by The Wardrobe Ensemble, Mog the Forgetful Cat is a co-production between The Old Vic, Royal & Derngate Northampton and The Wardrobe Ensemble and had its world premiere at Royal & Derngate Northampton in June 2022.
This new stage show is based on the bestselling Mog picture book series by Judith Kerr, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Venue: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ
Dates: Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 March 2023
Times and prices: Wednesday 1 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thursday 2 March, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Friday 3 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Saturday 4 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Sunday 5 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm
All tickets £16
*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee
Box Office: 01223 503333 / www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
Relaxed Performance: Sunday 5 March, 10.30am
Suitable for ages 3+
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, but her family came to England from Germany in 1933 to escape the rise of the Nazi party. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. She left the BBC to look after her two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. First published in 1968, it has sold many millions of copies throughout the world and has become a beloved classic.
Her other works include When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. In 2012 Judith was awarded an OBE for her services to children’s literature and holocaust education, and in 2019 she was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards. Judith Kerr died in May 2019. Her much-loved stories have delighted generations of children.
Photos credit: Paul Blakemore