Lily and Bear Productions

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, adaptation 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 | Eddie Stephens.

Bear Ross Hobson/ Alejandro Lopez

Lily Emily Yarrow/Catrin Lewis/

Eleanor Rosser Smyth/Valeria Perboni

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.


2024 Park Theatre 200 | August 12 – 16th |

2023 – 24th | 25th Oct ’23 11am and 1pm Lyric Hammersmith

2023 – 1st April ’23 11am and 1pm Lyric Hammersmith

2022 22nd October – 11am and 2 pm The Royal Albert Hall.

2022 5th June – 11am and 2 pm Arts Depo – Finchley www.arts

2021 25th August – 11.30 and 2 pm Radlett Arts Centre

2020 Online

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

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