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A Puuuurfect event for schools with Dermot O’Leary

28 Mar
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Dermot O'Leary reads book in chair with cartoon cats.

Tickets go on sale exclusively to schools at 10am on Tue 12 Mar.

Colchester’s own DERMOT O’LEARY, one of the UK’s best loved broadcasters, X Factor and BBC Radio 2 presenter, invites local schools to join him at the Mercury Theatre to hear all about Toto The Ninja Cat, a funny animal escapade series purrfect for fans of The Secret Life Of Pets and 101 Dalmatians and a must-read for all animal-loving children in Years 3 – 6. Hear all about the real-life Toto, rescued as a kitten along with her brother Silver by Dermot and his wife Dee.

There’ll be a reading from Dermot, time for questions and a ‘How To Draw Toto’ draw-along with the book’s illustrator Nick East (via video link up). Dermot will then have some time to sign books and meet classes before it’s back to school for the rest of the day!

Waterstones will be selling Dermot’s books, Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape and Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist at the theatre on the day at £6.99 each.


Book covers for Toto books 1 and 2

 Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape: Book 1 – Toto (Paperback)

Dermot O’Leary (author), Nick East (illustrator)

Meet Toto: she’s no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait to have an adventure with you! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it’s too late?

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Incredible Cheese Heist: Book 2 – Toto (Paperback)

Dermot O’Leary (author), Nick East (illustrator)

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait for you to join her on her second ninja adventure! Toto is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop her having brilliant adventures. Something CAT-ASTROPHIC has happened: ALL the cheese in the world has been stolen. Join Toto, her brother Silver and their best-friend Catface on a secret mission to save the day. Toto is going to need all her ninja skills to defeat the fur-midable cheese thief …

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

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