The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Classics

Director / Production Designer : JIM MORROW

This Touring Production has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mermaid Theatre’s lively compilation captures the magic of three Eric Carle favourites: The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

This Production Has Been Cancelled

About the Show

Mermaid Theatre’s lively compilation captures the magic of three Eric Carle favourites. The hour-long triple-bill follows the adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon who is bored with his life as he sits about changing colour all day until he takes a trip to the zoo. His hilarious attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees conclude with his discovery that there is value in his own unique self. The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. The story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has helped hundreds of thousands of toddlers to identify colours and creatures. Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue-paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid’s adaption generates fresh appreciation of an endearing cast of characters.

Production Credits

  • Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
  • Author: Bill Martin, Jr (Brown Bear, Brown Bear)
  • Director/Production Designer: Jim Morrow
  • Composer: Steven Naylor
  • Narrators: Gordon Pinsent, Richard Donat


About Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Founded in 1972, Mermaid Theatre's unique adaptations of children's literature have delighted more than four million young people on four continents. The company ranks among North America's most respected theatres for the young, and has won widespread recognition for its important ambassadorial role. Mermaid regularly crosses North America, and has represented Canada in Japan, Mexico, Australia, England, Northern Ireland, Holland, Scotland, Wales, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Mermaid Theatre's emphasis on imaginative design elements, original music, and challenging texts provides a rich opportunity to acquaint young spectators with the visual and performing arts as well as with the pleasures of reading. In addition to its international engagements, Mermaid Theatre regularly tours throughout Nova Scotia with specially designed programs designed to stimulate classroom learning as well as enthusiasm for the art of puppetry. Mermaid's puppetry programs at all levels as well as its dynamic Youtheatre activities offer vital outreach opportunities. More than 6 million spectators have seen Mermaid's productions!