Julia Donaldson’s TABBY MCTAT is being brought to the stage and taken out on tour
A world premiere stage adaptation of Tabby McTat, based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, is set to open at Winchester Theatre Royal on Friday 5 October prior to a UK Tour.
Tabby McTat is a busker’s cat with the loudest of meows. He sings all day long with his best friend Fred, until one day they get separated. Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts a cat could dream of, but he soon misses his old friend. Will they ever find each other? Brought to life on stage with original songs and inventive puppetry, Tabby McTat is a heart-warming story of friendship and loyalty.
Tabby McTat is Freckle Productions’ latest adaptation of a book by Julia Donaldson, following their acclaimed production of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales. Best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson is the multi award-winning author of some of the world’s best loved children’s books, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
Tabby McTat is directed by Alan Lane and designed by Heledd Rees, with music and musical direction by Tristan Parkes.
Suitable for children and families of all ages.
2018 UK TOUR LISTINGS
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 October 2018 WINCHESTER THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 8 October 2018 SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
Wednesday 10 October 2018 WEBSTER MEMORIAL THEATRE, ARBROATH
Saturday 13 October 2018 EM FORSTER THEATRE, TONBRIDGE
Sunday 14 October 2018 STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE, SCARBOROUGH
Tuesday 16 October 2018 BURNLEY MECHANICS
Wednesday 17 October 2018 GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 October 2018 RADLETT CENTRE, HERTFORDSHIRE
Sunday 21 October 2018 MARGATE THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 October 2018 SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE
Thursday 25 October 2018 THE BERRY, EASTLEIGH
Friday 26 – Saturday 27 October 2018 THEATRE ROYAL, BURY ST EDMUNDS
Sunday 28 October 2018 LICHFIELD GARRICK
Monday 29 October 2018 NEWARK PALACE THEATRE
Tuesday 30 October 2018 MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE
Wednesday 31 October 2018 LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE
Friday 2 November 2018 THE CORE THEATRE, SOLIHULL
Saturday 3 November 2018 WILLIAM ASTON HALL, WREXHAM
Sunday 4 – Monday 5 November 2018 LINCOLN THEATRE ROYAL
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 November 2018 CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER
Wednesday 14 November 2018 THE SWAN THEATRE, WORCESTER
Thursday 15 – Friday 16 November 2018 THE BROADWAY THEATRE, PETERBOROUGH
Sunday 18 November 2018 ARTS DEPOT, NORTH FINCHLEY
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December 2018 CONNAUGHT THEATRE, WORTHING
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 December 2018 THE OLD MARKET, BRIGHTON
Monday 17 – Sunday 30 December 2018 THE STABLES, WAVENDON