Michael Rosen’s classic and award-winning book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been adapted to the stage and comes to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre direct from a smash hit West End run from 3 – 5 April.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has captivated youngsters since it was first published in 1989 and now it has been lovingly adapted to include music in this celebration of the book.
This show is the perfect theatrical outing for any young family, packed with music, laughter, songs, rhythms, rhymes and repetitions are guaranteed together with puppetry, paints, water and mud…not to mention a bear -we’re not scared!
Sally Cookson’s hugely inventive production set to Benji Bower’s quirky musical score is a mischievous celebration of play, utilising everyday objects and materials, to capture the imagination and catapult young audiences into the world of Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury‘S much loved picture book.
Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog through the swishy swashy grass, the splashy-splashy river and the squelchy mud, in search of a bear. Expect plenty of fun-filled interaction and a few surprises along the way.
Children’s novelist, poet and previous Children’s Laurate Michael Rosen has written 140 books although many would argue that We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is his most famous, in 2014 it broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ever reading lesson.
Michael Rosen says of the live theatre show, ''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.”
Cast includes Dad - Duncan Foster (who created the character of Dad and has been playing it since the show began, and is aiming to surpass Yul Brynner’s 4,600 performances of The King and I!); Daughter - Rowena Lennon (Phyllis in The Railway Children); Son - Gareth Warren (Danny in the Birmingham Stage Company's Danny the Champion of the World); Dog/Musician - Ben Harrison (Mowgli in Illyria Theatre Company’s The Mowgli Stories) and introducing Gavin Swift.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April, 2pm performance on Monday and 11am and 2pm performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, tickets priced at £12, to book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online Ages 3+