The Cat in the Hat comes to Liverpool Playhouse for five nights of fur-flying frivolity ... meet a very acro-CAT-ic character.

THE cat is out of the bag ...

One of the all-time great children's classics is heading to the Liverpool Playhouse next month - promising five nights of frenetic feline fun and mayhem.

The Cat in the Hat written in 1957 is based on the much-loved book by Dr Zeus.

It was made into a film in 2003 starring Mike Myers using state-of-the-art computer-generated effects,

This lively stage adaptation features stunning physical work and is the curtain-raiser for more family-fun this Spring at the Playhouse theatre.

It is brought to the Playhouse by the Curve Leicester whose stylish versions of Roald Dahl's George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Twits and The Witches have visited Merseyside to great acclaim.

A purr-fect cast of versatile actors and acrobats perform Dr Seuss' madcap tale in a show filled with circus stunts and live music.

Playing the role of the talking cat in bow tie and red and white-striped headwear is actor Nana Amoo-Gottfried, who is joined by fellow performer and opera singer Charley Magalit as the fearful Fish.

Chris Stafford, chief executive of Curve, and the venue's artistic director Nikolai Foster are both very excited about the visit and told the Globe: "This cat-tastic extravaganza is filled to the brim with astonishing acrobatics thanks to our association with the team at the National Centre for Circus Arts.

"Enchanting rhymes will be brought to life on stage by our extraordinary team.

"Children and families in Leicester have already been delighted by performances over Christmas and now we can’t wait for everyone in Liverpool to enjoy this magical piece of theatre."

The Cat in the Hat is aimed at those aged 4 and upwards.

It is at the Playhouse from February 12-16.

Tickets from 0151 709 4776 or