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The Everywhere Bear

A Little Angel Theatre, Polka Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb

Aimed at ages 3 - 8 years

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All tickets £8 on Thursdays and Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time:  approx 45 minutes

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He’s washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull… how will he ever make it back to Class One?

This captivating and beautiful story from best-selling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Rebecca Cobb springs to life with rhyme, original music and delightfully expressive puppets in this fun and exciting stage adaptation.

Click here to access the digital programme for the show.

Listen to the songs

Age guidance

The Everywhere Bear is aimed at ages 3-8. Our shows for this age group have storylines that can be followed and enjoyed by 3-4-year olds, but may also use slightly more complex ideas, humour, dialogue or song lyrics that older children will get more out of. There is nothing really scary in these shows but they can be a bit more dramatic than those for the youngest children, including in their use of sound and lighting, and characters may face some perils.

How will we be seated?

This show has standard theatre seating – rows of benches facing the stage. There will be up to 90 people watching the show (sometimes more if you come when there are school groups).

Can children join in?

This isn’t an interactive show, but we always welcome vocal responses from young audiences, and you can join in by clapping along to the songs. The audience stay in their seats while watching, but you can leave and re-enter the auditorium at any time.

Is there anything that might be scary?

When the Everywhere Bear gets lost, he falls down a drain and we see an animation of him going down the drain into the sea. The theatre gets darker and there is a storm, with some loud noises of rain and thunder, and flashing lights. His adventures also include being thrown in a bin and taken to a rubbish dump, but he is of course rescued and reunited with the children at the end.

Should I bring a child under three?

All ages are welcome at our shows and age ranges can only be a rough guide, but please bear in mind that The Everywhere Bear was not specially designed for under-threes. A show aimed at two-year olds would have some differences – those shows are carefully made to hold their attention for the duration, and not to be unsettling for them.

What can I use to prepare my child or help decide if the show is right for them?

The show is based on the book The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson. You can buy the book from us here
The visual story is available here
Watch the trailer here

School Bookings

For EYFS, KS1, KS2 / For ages 3-8.

Curriculum links

English:  Author study, picture books, exploring book genres and character types.

Tickets for school groups are £7 for each adult and each child (weekdays before 3pm, during Islington term time only). Free adult tickets are available for children who need 1:1 support.

Before requesting a booking, please check dates, times and availability here. Maximum school capacity for this show is 115 people per performance.
Please fill in our school booking enquiry form here.

Access the Education Pack for the Everywhere Bear.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Sunday 18th February 2024, 1:30pm
Click here to book tickets.

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 24th February 2024, 3:30pm

No online booking for Relaxed Performances – please call 020 7226 1787

Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. Find out more here.

Access the visual story for The Everywhere Bear here.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact


Directed by Peter Glanville
Associate Director Maia Kirkman Richards
Music & Lyrics by Julian Butler
Set designed by Laura McEwen
Puppets designed and made by Jan Zalud
Lighting Designers David Duffy and Clancy Flynn
Performed by Lottie Johnson and Calum Bruce

© Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, 2017, Macmillan Children’s Books

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