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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Lesley Cook)

We're Going On A Bear Hunt at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Lesley Cook)

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt in the West End

Published 20 February 2018

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will return 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! – makes 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 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.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt at Shaftesbury Avenue (Photo: Lesley Cook)We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Shaftesbury Avenue (Photo: Lesley Cook)

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.’

Michael Rosen said, “This production of We’re Going on A Bear Hunt takes everyone on the journey – not under, not over, oh no – through it! – in a funny, exuberant and loving way. It’s a show full of laughter, music, silliness and thrills that I promise you will excite and delight all young children. This is a must-go show.”

The smash-hit production 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, and puppet designer Marc Parrett. The cast will be announced later this year.

Book your We’re Going On A Bear Hunt tickets today!

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