"so interactive for children and staff"

"beautifully presented and perfectly pitched"

"characters were believable even with just a hat change"

"very witty script"

"humour for all ages"

"children were mesmerised"

"the best show I have seen in 20 years of teaching!"

 Let us know what YOU think…

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For enquiries and bookings contact Don Brown at

phone 07803 013367

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Welcome to the Cat's Grin Theatre Co.

Established in 1997, The Cat's Grin Theatre Co. entertains, educates and enlightens children aged 4–12 through original stage adaptations of classic literature and curriculum-friendly topics.
The Cat's Grin Theatre Company tours London, the South East / West of the UK with productions and workshops for Schools, Theatres, Libraries, public & private events and venues.

Stories on a Sunday

We are thrilled to be presenting 60 minute story telling sessions, EVERY Sunday at The Red Barn Pub/Resturant in Blindley Heath, Surrey. Original adaptions of classic stories told with a theatrical flourish and audience participation a-plenty! Fill your tummies in this lovely, converted 16th century barn, whilst your children fill their imaginations with our stories!


Click through for more details of our comprehensive 2019 Spring, Summer & Autumn productions & workshop programme.

Including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, Tales from Shakespeare, Aesop's Fables and other traditional tales.

Upcoming Performances

 See our Public Performances Page for details of all public performances.


FREE Shakespeare for Schools Offer, Summer Term 2019

This will be the sixth year that Polesden Lacey Shakespeare (PLS) have made this extraordinarily generous offer to local schools. The Cat's Grin Theatre Company will provide their Tales From Shakespeare production and accompanying workshops FREE OF CHARGE to selected schools within a 15 mile radius of Polesden Lacey, the National Trust property in Bookham, Surrey.

This offer will go live shortly after Spring 2019 Half Term when emails regarding the offer will be sent to schools that qualify. Places are limited to a first come, first served basis.

PLS is a charitable trust that is working to promote the works of Shakespeare in the local community by funding not only this annual open air production, but also Pop Up Shakespeare and the provision of Shakespeare in schools. The Cat's Grin Theatre Company is delighted to be working with PLS once again on these two ventures.

Every Summer PLS presents a full Shakespeare production on the glorious open air stage at Polesden Lacey. A heady mix of professional and amateur actors, directors and designers come together to create this annual theatrical treat for all the family to enjoy. This summer PLS presents Love's Labour's Lost on Saturdays & Sundays 29th and 30th June, 6th and 7th July 2019 at Polesden Lacey Open Air Theatre. Bring friends, family & picnic!

Production Workshops

Post or pre-show workshops are available with every production. Using theatre games and improvisation, these highlight themes and elements explored in the performance.

Cat's Grin Parties & Special Events

Entertaining, educational and somewhat silly, our Cat's Grin Parties & Special Events are a fantastic live theatre experience for children aged between 4–12. Includes a theatre production especially for a birthday boy or girl and their guests, plus party games or drama workshop.


The Cat's Grin Theatre Co.

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