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The Jewish Chronicle - JC Magazine - - Family Life -

HINK­ING OF giv­ing your chil­dren or grand­chil­dren their first ex­pe­ri­ence of live theatre this sum­mer?

Par­ents and grand­par­ents no longer have to en­dure the clumsy rit­u­als of pan­tomime, as chil­dren are now catered for with their own West End pro­duc­tions in minia­ture. We’re Go­ing on a Bear Hunt, the stage pro­duc­tion of Michael Rosen’s read-aloud clas­sic, a good ex­am­ple of the breed, will be at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftes­bury Av­enue in Lon­don’s West End, from July 3 un­til Septem­ber 1.

The show, cre­ated by Sally Cook­son, is a mix of “mu­sic, laugh­ter, songs, rhythms, rhymes and repeti- tions; with pup­petry, paints, wa­ter and mud, not to men­tion a bear” (we’re not scared). Mu­sic is by Benji Bower. Says Michael Rosen, echo­ing the re­frain from the book: ‘’This pro­duc­tion takes ev­ery­one on the jour­ney — not un­der, not over, oh no — through it! — in a funny, ex­u­ber­ant and loving way. It’s a show full of laugh­ter, mu­sic, silli­ness and thrills.”

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