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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A Little Angel Theatre production

Based on the book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Aimed at ages 3 - 8

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All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time:  approx 45 minutes

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We’re going on a bear hunt.

We’re going to catch a big one.

What a beautiful day!

We’re not scared.

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find there?

Little Angel Theatre brings Michael Rosen’s thrilling and funny adventure to life in this entrancing puppetry production, designed by Lyndie Wright and with original music by Barb Jungr, this production is ideal for brave hunters and bear lovers alike.

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Age guidance

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is aimed at ages 3-8. With live songs and beautiful puppetry, the show builds on the simple narrative of the book to create a family show with a wide appeal. Some very small children may find the bear a little scary.

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School Bookings

For EYFS, KS1 and younger years KS2/ Age 3-8 – see above for notes on age guidance

English: Picture books, author study, story settings and descriptions, onomatopoeia, traditional tales from around the world
Science/Geography: Natural environments
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The Visual Story will be available soon.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 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.

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Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 10 December 2022, 1.30 pm. 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 10 December 2022, 3.30 pm

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.

Click here for the visual story for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

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


Adapted by Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr
Directed by Peter Glanville
Music and lyrics by Barb Jungr
Set designed by Simon Plumridge
Puppets designed and made by Lyndie Wright
Lighting designed by David Duffy
Performed by Nix Wood, Mark Esaias, Edward Wren, Lowri James
Stage managed by Matt Llewellyn-Smith

This play is based on the original book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Illustrations from the book copyright © 1989 Helen  Oxenbury. By permission of Walker Books Ltd, London.

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