Southwark Playhouse · 22 NOV - 29 DEC

The fantastical world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the stage in this larger-than-life musical extravaganza brimming with fun and excitement for “thinkers” of all ages.


Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.

Set to an electric score and co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, this raucous and ultimately touching story by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty is a feel-good musical bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!

Critic reviews

Strong and colourful production that elevates a mediocre musical based on the books of Dr Seuss

The Stage

This bowdlerised musical take on the works of Dr Seuss has a decent Cat, but that's about it

Time Out

This really is a perfect treat for the whole family

Theatre Weekly

For families with children it’s a smash-hit

The Upcoming

There's a lot of energy and not much impact


Jam-packed with life lessons on love, friendship and being happy with who you are


The musical is very silly, as Seuss is in nature, but also charming and rapturously received, creating an electric atmosphere

Broadway World

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 22 Nov - Sat 29 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm


Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions

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