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Thu 19 Feb 2015, 6:30pm–7:15pm
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 6:30pm–7:15pm
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 2:00pm–2:45pm
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 4:00pm–4:45pm
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 2:00pm–2:45pm
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 4:00pm–4:45pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $16.00
  • Child: $12.00
  • Family (2A, 2C): $55.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: ShowPony

In the magical world of flitting butterflies, jumping eggs and giant swaying flowers, two lycra-clad puppeteers try their hardest to remain unseen and at service to their puppets: two enormous plump caterpillars.

Things are just not going to plan. This is the story of their failed attempts at aviation and beautification. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, with nothing but their wits to cover up their escalating blunders, two appealingly hopeless clown puppeteers bring upbeat absurdity, slapstick silliness, and a good dose of reality to their hilarious and unpredictable antics.

"Caterpillars" is created by Thomas Monckton, creator and star of the multi-award-winning "Moving Stationery" and the Edinburgh Fringe 5-star hit "The Pianist", which recently toured throughout Europe. He studied at the physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where he is now based. “I love bringing my new work home to try out on the kiwis, and it’s exciting to have a show in the Auckland Fringe that caters for the whole family,” Monckton says. “5 year olds are the most honest critics!”

"Caterpillars" is performed by Thomas LaHood and Victoria Abbott – both of whom work as clown doctors for Wellington Hospital and Starship Hospital where they strive to create a positive atmosphere at a time and place when patients and their families most need an emotional boost. They bring their impressive physical theatre skills to this wordless child-friendly performance that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

The show is being staged as part of the curated Q Theatre Tasty 2015 programme within the Auckland Fringe and Pride Festivals, which promises to be home of some of the summer’s most exciting and innovative work.

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