Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show available on demand this Half Term

As half-term draws near, Bristol Old Vic has teamed up with MEI and Rockefeller Productions to provide some heartwarming fun and entertainment to our littlest theatre-goers while we can’t get out and about.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (featuring Eric Carle’s Dream Snow)  is presented to a UK audience for the first time as a digital show to watch on demand. A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has become a global sensation. Four master puppeteers weave their way through Eric Carle’s stories, bringing to life a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets in a magical show that faithfully recreates the colourful world of Carle’s illustrations.

The show features four of Eric Carle’s classic stories; Brown Bear, Brown Bear10 Little Rubber Ducks, the newly added Dream Snow and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This childhood favourite was filmed in front of a live audience in December 2020 and is now available to watch on demand, directly into your home.

Eric Carle’s books have captivated generations of readers with their iconic hand-painted illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing millions of children to a bigger, brighter world, and to their first experience of reading itself. Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 169 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

Available to purchase as 3-day, 5-day or 7-day passes so you can watch as many times as your little ones would like, at a time that suits you.
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About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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