The stage production of the highly-acclaimed picture book. Premiered at the Royal Albert Hall on 14th February 2017 and touring to a venue near you…
Based on the book by Lisa Stubbs
Published by Boxer Books
Direction and production design by Paula Chitty
Producers David Bennett /Paula Chitty
Music by Jill Priest
Arranged by David Forbes.
Animation by Matt Sandbrook
Audio-visual operation by John Anderson.
Bear Ross Hobson/ Alejandro Lopez
Lily Emily Yarrow/Catrin Lewis/
and Eleanor Rosser Smyth
Narration /Puppets Katy Bingham Best
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 and music. This new musical for children 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.
2022 5th June – 11am and 2 pm Arts Depo – Finchley www.arts depo.co.uk
2021 25th August – 11.30 and 2 pm Radlett Arts Centre
2019 Tour including Hertford Theatre and St Albans .
2018 Tour including Bunker Theatre.London and Letchworth Broadway
2017 Premiered 14 February Royal Albert Hall Info . Tour including Arcola Theatre. London