Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear Tickets

Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground
Our Review 3 / 5

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.

Previews from |
25th July 2019
Opening date |
31st July 2019
Booking from |
30th August 2019
Available until |
31st August 2019
Closes |
31st August 2019
Run time |
Two Hours
Categories |
Andy Stanton
Amy Hodge
Songs by:
Jim Fortune
Lee Curran
Carolyn Downing
Georgia Lowe
Fleur Darkin
Georgia Lowe
Cast list:
Richard Cant, Steve Furst, Tom Giles, Keziah Joseph, Helena Lymbery, Kate Malyon, Gary Wilmot
Other info:
Musical director: Tarek Merchant Puppetry: Jimmy Grimes

Dorfman - National Theatre Venue Information

Dorfman - National Theatre, National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

Customer reviews

Our Review of Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear


If you want a good example of eclectic programming, consider this: earlier this year I was sat in the Dorfman watching Downstate, a play about a social house for a group of sex offenders. Last night, the same theatre was full of kids as they watched fat Gary Wilmot float to the sky in a hot air balloon. I may have left one show harrowed, but luckily, that was not the case with Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear. Read more

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