‘It is fun to have fun’ in the holidays

The Cat in the Hat will be performed at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill on July 10.

THE Cat in the Hat is back.

The Civic Theatre in Invercargill will be opening its doors with its first show since Covid-19 closed its doors in March.

Especially in time for the school holidays, Dr Seuss’ adapted The Cat in the Hat stage show will be the first for Southlanders to enjoy since the lockdown.

Executive producer Layton Lilas said the show would be a good opportunity to “give our kids some fun”.

The show had been touring Australia after a successful New Zealand season in 2018, but the producers had shipped the set and costumes back to Aotearoa in time to spread some joy.

The show was based on the well-known story of a boy and girl who were bored at home one rainy day.

It would feature all the favourite characters from the book including Thing One and Thing Two and pet fish as well as more than 70 props.

Adding to the magic, theatre-goers would be treated to a full-scale set of the house.

The story showed children how to make their own fun with a little bit of imagination.

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”

Invercargill City Council venues manager Kate Affleck said it was exciting to be once again hosting a show at the theatre.

“We hope people take the opportunity to come and enjoy the theatre again.

“This is a fun show suitable for the whole family, and we are definitely looking forward to the laughter and applause that has been missing from the theatre during the past few months.”

  • The Cat in the Hat, Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Friday, July 10, 10.30am and 1pm. Tickets are available from the ICC Civic Administration Building on Esk St, Invercargill, or www.catinthehatlive.com

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