We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - The Lowry

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7 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 The Lowry

Four people stand in a line, each inside a blue plastic bucket, and play various musical instruments. From left to right, a person plays guitar, another plays a woodwind instrument, the third holds what appears to be a washboard, and the last person plays an accordion.

A wonderful production full of mischief and adventure!

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Lowry, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score from Thursday 7 December - Sunday 7 January.

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 this Christmas.

Join our 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. 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. Expect plenty of interaction and a few surprises along the way.

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.”

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 associate director and puppet designer Marc Parrett.

Cast: Neha Eapen plays Girl, Benedict Hastings plays Boy, Tim Hibberd returns to play Dad, Ben Hills returns to play Dog/Musician and Ross McKenna joins the company as Understudy/ASM.

Further Information: We're Going on a Bear Hunt | What's On | The Lowry

Accessible Performances

Relaxed Performance | Thursday 14 December 2023, 1pm. Audio Described performance by Caroline Burn | Thursday 14 December 2023, 10.30am. Touch Tour at 9.30am. BSL Interpreted performance | Saturday 6 January 2024, 1pm.