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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Revisit the wonderful tale of five children and their dog on a bear hunt in this theatrical revival of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s all-time classic picture book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Directed by Sally Cookson, here’s your chance to watch the famous book come to life on stage.

Why Watch We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a brilliant adaptation of one of the most well-known illustrated stories. The children’s play uses a combination of simple theatre techniques and excellent acting to showcase the story. For instance, a river is depicted by watering cans and blue buckets, a bunch of handprints on paper are used to represent mud, and a mere stack of cardboard boxes is employed to portray a forest. It is never difficult for children to understand what is being shown on stage. With Benji Bower’s score and under Sally Cook’s direction, this show can be enjoyed by the entire family.

The Story

The play follows the story of five adventurous children and their dog on a bear hunt. They must travel through grass, mud, a dense forest, a river, and a snowstorm before reaching the bear cave. The bear turns out to be more dangerous than the children expected. As the family hurries back home, they are followed by the vicious bear. Will the children make it home safe? What will the bear do? Watch to find out!

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Critics Reviews

‘An adaptation of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic picture book celebrates "play" in every mischievous sense of the word.’
- The Guardian

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday 11 AM
Wednesday-Friday 11 AM and 2 PM
Saturday-Sunday 10 AM and 12 PM

55 minutes with no interval

Leading Roles
Thos Wainwright as the Dad
Joey Hickman as the Boy
Rebecca Newman as the Girl

Written by
Michael Rosen

Directed by
Sally Cookson

Additional Information

The show is suitable for ages 3 and up, with adult supervision.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar

Lyric Theatre has a seating capacity of 887. Find the seating plan here.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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