The Owl and the Pussycat


Full House Theatre return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds this June with The Owl and the Pussycat, a fizzgiggious show all about where, what and who our family really are. Join Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee in a story inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear.

The spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows, learning all about the creatures who live there and their curious habits. Will this mellobious family return together, will they always be a three? A totally original take on the well-known poem it is also influenced by Edward Lear’s little known, unfinished poem about the Owl and Pussycat’s children. With an uplifting original score and elements of clowning in a nonsense world of silliness, this is theatre suitable for all ages with a recommended age of 3 plus.

Full House Theatre are producers of imaginative and playful performance work for young audiences. Their work is performed in theatres, arts centres, schools, libraries and loads of other creative places and community spaces. They also work with children, young people and communities on a huge range of exciting and engaging arts projects. They have also delighted our audiences with their previous productions of The Elves and the Shoemaker and Big Red Bath.

The Owl and the Pussycat is at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds as part of our children’s arts programme, Once Upon A Festival. As well as the performances of the show there is also a family treasure trail where Children are invited to hunt treasures around the town. When the children find a treasure, they will draw a picture of it on their map and write down the last word of the limerick that is hidden along with it. Completed maps can then be handed in when visiting for a performance of the show, in exchange for an exciting free gift. The treasure trail will run from Wed 16 May until Sat 16 Jun.

The show runs Fri 15 – Sat 16 June. Tickets are on sale from the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at or visit the theatre in person (where the treasure trail maps are also available to collect).