NOMINATED FOR OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST FAMILY AND ENTERTAINMENT SHOW 2016
"A mischievous, boisterous, delight of a show..." The Guardian ****
"Are you a parent of small children? A godparent to small children? Were you once a small child yourself? Whatever your excuse for seeing this chortlingly visual, parpingly musical show, don't hang about. It's a joy." The Times ****
"Both Webb and Larwood are inspired choices. They're a classic combo: rich man and thief, king and court jester – and their costumes, fur-coat and coxcomb, add a subtle political layer. It's a morality play, really, and as the bear sits alone with his actions, contemplating his guilt, the seasons start to change. Autumn leaves drift down. Snow starts to fall. I want to go back." whatsonstage ****
A new musical adaptation of Jon Klassen's modern classic for young children, with book by Joel Horwood and composed by Arthur Darvill.
A children's show which delighted adults and children of all ages, which grappled with themes of loss, revenge, loneliness and death and friendship with the lightest of touches.
Director - Wils Wilson
Book and lyrics - Joel Horwood
Music - Arthur Darvill
Designer - Fly Davis
Sound designer - Joel Price
Lighting Designer - Beky Stoddart
Photographer: Richard Davenport