Beloved book makes for great school holiday fun

CDP Theatre Producers is bringing to life a brand-new stage adaptation by Richard Tulloch of Sam McBratney’s beloved book Guess How Much I Love You.

And, it will make its way to Cessnock for two performances on Tuesday 19 April, at 10am and noon, just in time for the school holidays.

First published in 1994, Guess How Much I Love You follows the story of two hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare.

Little Nutbrown Hare asks Big Nutbrown Hare the title question, “Guess how much I love you?”

The book continues as the two use larger and larger measures to quantify just how much they love each other in answer to the question.

The book has sold more than 47 million copies worldwide and been translated into 57 languages.

In 2011, Guess How Much I Love You was adapted for television.

Seen in over 60 countries, Guess How Much I Love YouThe Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare was produced by Australia’s SLR Productions in association with Scrawl Studios and German broadcasters, KIKA-Der Kinderkanal and HR-Hessischer Rundfunk of ARD.

In this dazzling new stage adaptation, children and their families join the enchanting adventure of the father and son duo as the playful story of love and nature unfolds.

With beautiful puppetry, music, and laughter, Little and Big Nutbrown Hare discover the magic and colour of the seasons.

From the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Spot, this family favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatregoers.

CDP Theatre Producers is an independent theatre production house and touring company with an unsurpassed track record for developing new productions, putting ideas into action and for producing some of the best theatrical entertainment in Australia.

CDP was recently described by Melbourne’s The Age as “a reliable and prolific source of high-quality children’s theatre”.

Tickets are $25, with children aged three years and younger “free on the knee”.

As an added bonus, Cessnock Performing Arts Centre is accepting both Discover vouchers and Parents NSW vouchers, making Guess How Much I Love You an affordable day out for the whole family.

Tickets are on sale at the CPAC Box Office, by phone on 4993 4266 or online at


Guess How Much I Love You

  • Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
  • Tuesday 19 April – 10am and noon
  • Bookings: or phone 4993 4266

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