YOU KNOW a story is a national treasure when it gets its own Christmas Day animated make-over.
And Michael Rosen’s magical We’re Going on a Bear Hunt cemented its status when it took to our television screens last
So when Warwick Arts Centre announced Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation was coming to town this Christmas season –
there was no way we weren’t going to battle storms, caves, rivers and swishy grass to see it.
And we weren’t disappointed.
Direct from a smash-hit West End season and international tour, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was fabulous family fun from beginning to end.
Imaginatively telling the story through audience interaction, creative props, great acting and a stunning performance by the
musical dog – who single-pawed provided stunning musical accompaniment throughout – Warwick Arts Centre once again
delivered a magical festive treat, as it does every year.
And the best bits?
Snow foam falling from the roof, water pistols and wet hair – and a real bear.
Not an actual real bear, but a man, or woman, in a big, furry bear costume.
That may not sound much – but so often theatre companies choose to depict the key character with a shadow, a small toy
or an interpretation.
No, this was a bear – and he was great.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt runs until January 7 at Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary Goose Nest studio attached to the
main building while it undergoes a makeover.
All the usual facilities remain open.
Tickets, costing £15 (£13 concessions) are available at: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or via the Box Office on 02476 524 524.