You are cordially invited to meet our friends Jeremy Fisher, Simpkin the Cat, Peter Rabbit, and for the first time this year: Tom Kitten! Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music on mandolin, violin, toy piano, and banjo. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images that surprise and delight. Our charming storytellers interweave the classic narration and guide gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure. After the show, come up on stage to gently play with the puppets and take pictures. Then, head to the lobby for a festive spread of hot cocoa and cookies.
BEATRIX POTTER 2021 Features: The Tale of Tom Kitten (New!), The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tailor of Gloucester, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Behind the Scenes
More about Beatrix Potter at CCT
This handmade, lovingly crafted piece is a popular annual favorite at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Over the past 5 years, Beatrix Potter & Friends has toured to schools, libraries, cultural institutions, and even to China. Over the summer of 2020, the show was re-imagined as a high-quality, made-for-film experience as part of a larger effort to continue serving our audiences despite the challenges of Covid-19. In October and November of 2020, the production was projected on a giant screen in CCT’s parking-lot as a drive-in theatre experience. We are thrilled to return to our usual indoor version of the show this year.