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Lyric Theatre

Acclaimed theatre director Sally Cookson brings her vivid stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt back to the West End, playing a limited summer season at the Lyric Theatre. Following an adventurous family on a journey to find a bear, the production features plenty of interactive fun, bright colours and exciting songs.

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd present a thrilling stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s hugely popular 1989 children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Playing at the West End’s Lyric Theatre for a summer holiday season, the enchanting production is directed by veteran theatre-maker Sally Cookson and has been playing at venues since 2009.

The gentle adventure story follows a family and their musical dog as they go looking for a bear on a particularly beautiful day. Little ones will know whether the children succeed or not, but this show charms with its simplicity, music and wonderful puppetry.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt features colourful design to enthral and immerse theatregoers of all ages. Journey with the adventurous family through swishy, swashy grass to a splishy sploshy river and back again, accompanied by bright colours, interactive music and sound, creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for young children and their families.

Director Sally Cookson is an artistic associate of Bristol Old Vic, and boasts impressive directing credits in theatre for both children and adults. Passionately believing that children’s theatre should be regularly produced in all major theatres, she has previously created the Olivier Award-nominated Hetty Feather and a devised production of Jane Eyre, that recently ran at the National Theatre.

A charming cast of four actors bring Rosen’s story and Benji Bower’s new music and lyrics to life in this hour-long show that will capture the attention of tiny theatregoers. With plenty to look at and catchy music, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt plays at the West End’s Lyric Theatre from 4 July to 2 September 2018, perfect for families in the summer.

Performance dates:
02 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
Running time:
0 hour and 55 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 3+
Audience Notes:
Families with young children will love the colourful, musical world this show creates. Children in primary school may find the story too simple, but there’s a great sense of adventure that appeals to all ages.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Reviews

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User Reviews


A fabulous show for the kids and enjoyable enough for the adults in attendance. The use of different materials to represent the various obstacles was well thought out and presented. The ‘snowstorm’ - though missing the dress circle- gave a magical fe Read more

Performance date: 01 August 2018

Excellent show.

Performance date: 28 August 2018

Targeted age group was good (3-5 year olds), loved the water pistols into the audience and the snow! Would have loved more audience involvement.

Performance date: 02 September 2018
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