The stage adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2023 and 2024 – here’s all you need to know.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Sally Cookson’s hugely inventive production set to Benji Bower’s lively musical score is a mischievous celebration of play, inspired by the picture book of the same name by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they wade through the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick 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 tour dates
7 December 2023 - 7 January 2024
18 January 2024 - 21 January 2024
15 February 2024 - 18 February 2024
23 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
1 March 2024 - 3 March 2024
About the stage show
Running time and age recommendation
The live theatre tour has a running time of just under an hour at 55 minutes with no interval, making it great for little ones.
The age recommendation is 3+.
Michael Rosen 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.”
Meet the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt cast!
Most making up the company are Benedict Hastings (Boy), Tim Hibberd (Dad) and Ben Hills (Dog/Musician) who return to the show; they are joined by Neha Eapen (Girl) and Ross McKenna (Understudy/ASM).
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, associate director and puppet designer Marc Parrett.