We’re going to the WEST END
We’re going to see a Bear Hunt
What a beautiful Play!
We’re not scared….
Ten years after its first UK tour, the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns to the West End at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 4 July. Music, laughter, rhymes, rhythms and repetitions together with puppetry, paint, water and mud… not to mention a bear – we’re not scared! – make this fun-filled adventure the perfect theatrical outing for all young families.
Sally Cookson’s hugely inventive production set to Benji Bower’s lively musical score is a mischievous celebration of play, utilising everyday objects and materials to capture the imagination and propel audiences into the world of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s much loved picture book.
Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they wade through the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy squelchy mud, in search of a bear. Expect plenty of interaction and a few surprises along the way.
Producer, Kenny Wax said today, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be celebrating We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’s 10th anniversary, and returning to the West End this summer seems the ideal way to do so! Since the show set out on its first UK tour we have had the joy of presenting Sally Cookson and Benji Bower’s unique and brilliant adaptation to young audiences across the UK, Australia, Asia and America. It’s wonderful to continue bringing this much loved story to life for new generations of children and we look forward to doing so for many more years to come.’
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is an action-packed treat for those who love the book and the ideal theatrical experience for first time theatregoers.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is presented by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and is created by the critically acclaimed production team including director Sally Cookson, composer Benji Bower, designer Katie Sykes, lighting designer Tony Simpson, sound designer Jason Barnes, associate director and puppet designer Marc Parrett. The cast will be announced later this year.