Well, not quite everyone... Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals and fun of any kind – so when a big bear called Padlock strolls into town, trouble can’t be far off. Can nine-year-old Polly and her band of misfit friends help Padlock escape the villain’s evil clutches? Or will Mr Gum and his gruesome butcher sidekick prevail?
Based on the hilariously anarchic, award-winning children’s books, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing, occasionally-burping extravaganza for children and adults alike. Author Andy Stanton creates the book and lyrics, with music by Jim Fortune (Pericles).
Full of outlandish characters and joyful, utterly idiotic songs, this production is definitely not your average family fare.
Age Recommendation: 7+
Bonkers, but in the best possible way
Andy Stanton adaptation delivers madcap characters, comic irreverence and flashes of real menace
An entertaining musical
This madcap musical adaptation of Andy Stanton’s children’s book is bear-illiant
It’s impossible not to get caught up in the fun and silliness of this intelligent children’s play
Andy Stanton’s adaptation of his own children’s books is packed with eccentricity and verbal flourishes – all at the expense of the story
A genuinely hilarious script
This gloriously weird and subversive musical will please adults and kids alike