Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!


Who likes bears? Everyone likes bears! 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.
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical! at National Theatre

Illustration by David Tazzyman


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Thursday 25 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 31 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Who likes bears?


Everyone likes bears!


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 25 July 2019

Press night:Wednesday 31 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 31 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 25 - 30 July

£40, £30 - £15


Standard:

All performances

£45, £35, £30, £20, £15


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Access information


Relaxed performance for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment

Sat 17 August, 2pm


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 30 August, 7pm

Sat 31 August, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Tue 27 August, 2pm


Creatives


Author: Andy Stanton
Composer: Jim Fortune
Lyricist: Andy Stanton
Director: Amy Hodge
Designer: Georgia Lowe
Musical direction: Tarek Merchant
Choreography: Fleur Darkin
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Carolyn Downing

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