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Review The very hungry caterpillar show

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Eric Carle’s best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has nibbled its way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world, and in 2019 celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Both my kids adored this book, it is such brilliant. Children can learn to count and read, and also they can learn about caterpillars turning into butterflies, We were delightfully invited to the press view at the brand new Troubadour White City Theatre that is just three minutes walk from the White City Tube. The theatre is very big and we also appreciated the large spare space for buggies and it’s totally step-free!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is adapted for the stage by director Jonathan Rockefeller, whose production sees four master puppeteers weave their way through Eric Carle’s stories, bringing to life 75 magical puppets that faithfully recreate the wonderfully colourful world of Carle’s illustrations.


an actor who leads a puppet in the shape of a flamingo on stage

Photo Credit Russ Rowland


Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published in 1969 it has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 50 million copies worldwide, remaining one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.


three actors who leads a puppet in the shape of a bear on stage

Photo Credit Russ Rowland


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will play a limited 4-week run at Troubadour White City Theatre from Wednesday 7 August to Sunday 1 September, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved book.


a firefly puppet on a stage

Photo Credit Russ Rowland

The show is beautifully performed with amazing puppets, all four stories captured both my 2yr and 4yr olds attention throughout it.

Such a great family day out and the theater very easy to access. 

We loved every second!



  • The show is perfect for children +2.
  • Babes in arms welcome.
  • Running time: 45-minutes
  • Location: Troubadour White City Theatre Wood Lane, W12 7TS
  • Performances: Daily at 10.15am and 12.00pm (no performances 13/14/21/28 August)
  • Tickets: £15-25
  • Box Office: Troubadourtheatres.com/white-city • 0844 815 4866


Take advantage of KidsWeek during August to see great performances with your kids with huge discounts: with an adult paying, the first son goes free and the second pays 50%.



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With Love,




Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to Twirlywoos Live so that I could write about my experience. The words and opinions are all my own.

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