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Me and My Cat?

Tour 2015 -2016




‘An exceptional example of making the page work for the stage’ Children’s Theatre Reviews


‘Above all, a joyful morning for all the family’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre


‘Parents- go and see this show –it works like a dream’ ★★★★ Remote Goat




Me and My Cat? toured to Barnes Children’s Literary Festival, Waterman’s Arts Centre, The Broadway, Barking, Bury St Edmunds, Derby Theatre, The Lowry Manchester, Oxford Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Pegasus, New Wolsey, the egg, Bath, Ilkley Lit Festival, Norwich Arts Centre, Canada Water, Linton Children’s Festival and the Bermuda International Performing Arts Festival.

Based on the book by award winning Japanese children’s author and illustrator, Satoshi Kitamura, A Thousand Cranes present another inventive show that celebrates Anglo-Japanese connections.

Calling all Junior Detectives! 

 One morning the phone rings at the Amazing Kitamura Detective Agency.

Detective K answers. It is a boy called Nicholas, but on the screen, we see a picture of a cat. Detective K is confused. Nicholas is confused. He needs help, fast!

 Come and join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of manga clues and strange events. But will she solve the mystery and return Nicholas to his own body in time?

Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, this is a fast paced, action packed story
Based on the book by award winning Japanese children’s author and illustrator, Satoshi Kitamura and adapted for stage by Vicky Ireland.

Performed by Kumiko Mendl

Director Vicky Ireland

Designer Nicolai Hart Hansen

Composer Julian Butler

And featuring the voice of Roger McGough