Mog The Forgetful Cat
Written by Judith Kerr, adapted by The Wardrobe Ensemble
A The Wardrobe Ensemble, The Old Vic & Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production

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3rd to the 19th of June 2022

at Royal and Derngate Theatres

Adapted by the company


Tom England, Kerry Lovell, Ben Vardy, Jesse Meadows, Robyn Sinclair, Hanora Kamen, Joey Hickman

Directed by

Helena Middleton & Jesse Jones

Composer and Musical Director

Joey Hickman


Laura McEwen


Rajiv Pattani


Beth Duke

Movement Director

Catriona Giles

Deputy Stage Manager

Hazel McDougall

Assistant Stage Manager

Eve Richardson


Manuel Harlan

‘Bother that cat!’

Mog is a very forgetful cat. She forgets that she has a cat flap, she forgets that she’s already eaten her supper, and she forgets that cats don’t have eggs for breakfast every day. Bother that cat!

But Mog’s forgetfulness can come in handy.

Join Mog and the Thomas family, on a journey through one year in the life of a really remarkable cat, as she catches a burglar, gatecrashes a cat show, goes to the V.E.T. and gets to eat lots and lots of eggs. Everyone’s favourite cat might be forgetful, but she certainly has a lot of adventures, and she loves her family very much.

The Wardrobe Ensemble adapt Judith Kerr’s beloved and iconic stories for the stage, in a lively and enchanting production directed by Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton, with songs, live music and a menagerie of creatures little and large. These timeless tales of family and friendship are brought to life to allow a new generation of children to fall in love with Mog.

Based on the bestselling Mog picture book series by Judith Kerr, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Praise for the company's previous younger year's work:

"A seamless triumph of a show"

★★★★★ Children's Theatre Magazine

“A swirling, crackling, disco-dancing, joyful time machine. This show is delightful, and genuinely educational... The Wardrobe Ensemble deserve full credit for creating such a vivid playscape. Thoroughly recommended.”

Bristol 24/7