One for the big and little kids out there, the smash-hit production of childhood favourite We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to The Lowry for the Christmas season as part of its UK tour. From December 7 to January 7, Manc audiences can indulge in a stage play a bit different from your classic Christmastime pantomime.
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.
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.
Join the intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they wade through the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river, the thick oozy squelchy mud and the swirling, whirling snowstorm, in search of a bear. Expect plenty of interaction and a few surprises along the way.
Michael Rosen, original writer of the book, said 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.”
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt boasts a fantastic cast of professionals, with endless theatrical and TV credits, so you can be sure you’ll enjoy the show, whether you’re a big or little kid.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is at The Lowry, Salford from Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024 – for more information and tickets visit The Lowry website.