Director: Amy Hodge; Written by: Andy Stanton; Music and lyrics: Jim Fortune
Who likes bears? Everyone!
Well.. maybe not not quite everyone. Because Mr Gum hates children, animals, and any kind of fun whatsoever, so when a big bear strolls into town trouble can't be far off.
Can nine-year-old Polly and her buddies help Padlock escape Mr Gum's clutches? Or will Mr Gum succeed in delivering him to the gruesome butcher?
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear is an all-singing, all-dancing (and occasionally all burping!) extravaganza based on the award-winning children's books by Andy Stanton, full of joyful, utterly idiotic songs.
Note: This show is suitable for children aged 7 and over.
Noises Off, at the Lyric Hammersmith – 27 Jun to 27 Jul 2019 – Forty years after it had its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, Noises Off is returning for another short one-month run
Peter Gynt — National Theatre – 27 Jun to 8 Oct 2019 – Follow Peter Gynt as he travels from Florida to Scotland via Egypt and a mountain of trolls, in a new version of Henrik Ibsen's story
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 27 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical is returning to the Palladium to celebrate its 50th anniversary
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 28 Jun to 13 Oct 2019 – Shakespeare's tale about the arrival of the king and queen of the fairies to the forest, and the complicated love life of two couples.
Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre – 3 Jul to 8 Sep 2019 – The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning children's picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Jesus Christ Superstar – 4 Jul to 24 Aug 2019 – Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera musical Jesus Christ Superstar will be playing at the Barbican
Jellyfish — National Theatre – 5 to 16 Jul 2019 – Jellyfish is about a girl with Down's Syndrome coming of age and entering her first romantic relationship in a seaside town.
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