Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces world premiere stage adaptation of Bear Snores On

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces world premiere stage adaptation of Bear Snores On

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced the world premiere stage adaptation of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman’s Bear Snores On. With book by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari, and music & lyrics by Harry Blake, Bear Snores On is inspired by the beloved picture book, for anyone aged 4+ with a sense of adventure. 

The production, directed by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari, runs from 23 March – 21 April 2024, marking Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s first production at the venue outside of its summer season. Bear Snores On invites audiences of 4+ and their families to travel from the theatre lawn to a new and specially created indoor pop-up space within the theatre grounds.

Cush Jumbo,Adaptor and Co-Director, said, “I am so thrilled to be bringing one of my favourite children’s books to life in the magical Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This show is a theatrical experience made for all to enjoy and we hope that adults will enjoy it just as much (maybe more shh!) as their kids will.”

Tim Sheader, Artistic Director and James Pidgeon, Executive Director, also commented “Cush, Katy and Harry’s wonderful adaptation of Bear Snores On continues our commitment to creating exceptional, enriching and unexpected theatre for young people and their families; we could not be more delighted to be staging the piece at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre next spring. This project also marks a significant organisational moment for us, as it is the first time in our 91-year history that we will be producing a live theatre experience at the Open Air Theatre outside of our May – September summer season. We cannot wait for you to join us.”

A winter frost covers the trees of Regent’s Park, a snow storm is brewing and a tiny Mouse is looking for somewhere warm and safe to hide…a nearby cave could hold the answer but what else does it hold? Something big and brown and fluffy? Grab your backpack and join Mouse on a magical theatrical journey as she finds fun, courage and a whole bunch of new animal friends.

Bear Snores On tickets are on sale now. Tickets: Adults £16.50 Child £14.50

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