The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | Review | July 2015


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | 2015 Review

Guest Post by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types blog

On Saturday Miss M and her 1 year old cousin had their first experience at the theatre. We went to see ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ and were absolutely in awe for the whole 50 minutes. It was the perfect choice for a toddler’s first live show. Four Eric Carle stories were so cleverly told with the use of puppets and colour.

It began with The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. A story that encourages little artists to be creative with their paintings and use whichever colours they like! Coloured fabric, juggling balls and puppetry brought this story to life!

Next came Mister Seahorse (as you may or may not know I’m expecting baby number two and have spent quite sometime explaining to Miss M that mummies are the ones who have the babies) – this story left her a little perplexed as it’s daddy seahorse who cares for and gives birth to the babies. Bubbles added to the under water experience and the puppets were magical!


Thirdly came The Very Lonely Firefly – a beautiful story about persistence and finding your tribe. Darker lighting during this story highlighted the glowing fireflies.

And then the story we had all been waiting for, the one almost every child could recite by heart, the most endearing little and very hungry caterpillar emerged from his egg and entertained the littlies as he ate his way through the week.





When we read this book, Miss M doesn’t quite understand that the caterpillar turns into the butterfly, she always asks “Where is him?”. But she was absolutely amazed when the butterfly flew off the pages of the book backdrop.

The show has finished it’s season in Adelaide, but now head to Brisbane, Penrith, Queanbeyan and Newcastle. If you’re in any of these cities I would highly recommend the show for children of all ages.

Thank you cast and crew of the show for such a beautiful first theatrical experience for our little people.

This review was written by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types, and is re-published with full permission. You can see the original post here. Lauren is a Play & Go mum who is also a teacher and blogger. See the Teacher Types blog here for more of her posts and reviews.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is back in Adelaide for the April 2022 school holidays – find out more here

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All photos are courtesy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 2015


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