Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd. Dunstan Playhouse. 27 Apr 2017
If you are on a hunt for new and family friendly ways to entertain your children as winter closes in, look no further than the stellar line up of theatre in this year’s Something on Saturday program. It’s not often that you can treat your under-10s to high quality touring theatre, but Sally Cookson’s adaption of the much-loved children’s book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, presents the perfect opportunity
Set to a whimsical score by Benji Bower, the show retells Michael Rosen’s family adventure with a fun sense of humour and an endearing set of characters. The book’s vivid locations are brought to life with a simple but clever set design that has you nodding in admiration, in particular the funny and practical interpretation of the “deep, cold river”.
Even the bear himself is depicted, and he is fantastic. Big, shaggy and thrilling without being frightening, the bear elicits audible glee. His appearance marks the show’s frantic conclusion, which is beautifully faithful to the story.
The cast are at ease interacting with the young and noisy audience, who are given many opportunities to get involved.
This fantastic piece of children’s theatre is a delightful day out with pre- and primary school age children.
When: 27, 28, & 29 April
Where: Dunstan Playhouse