Once in a while, along comes the perfect picture book, bearing the hallmarks of a true classic. Lisa Stubbs’ Lily and Bear is one such book, now adapted for the stage with songs with animation and puppets tells a truly magical tale about the give and take of friendship. Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds, boats and houses, and one day she draws a bear who comes to life. Lily and Bear play pirates, sing, and partake in all manner of bear activities, discovering the joys of sharing along the way.
‘The magical power of invention is at the centre of this warm-hearted story celebrating friendship and sharing’ - Guardian Book Review
Lily - Catrin Lewis
Bear - Alejandro Lopez-Montoya / Ross Hobson
Puppet operation and narration - Katy Bingham-BestBased on the book by Lisa Stubbs
Published by Boxer Books
Adapted for the stage by Paula Chitty
Direction and production design by Paula Chitty
Music by Jill Priest
Arranged by David Forbes
Animation by Matt Sandbrook
Audiovisual operation by John Anderson
Produced by Lily and Bear Productions
regretfully - due to unforeseen circumstances the pre Christmas shows have been withdrawn.