Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical!
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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical!

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

Amy Hodge directs a family friendly musical about Mr Gum and the new big bear who arrives in town.

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
August 1st, 2019

This gloriously weird and subversive musical will please adults and kids alike...kids...lap up this offbeat blend of bad-old-days violence, giant dancing doughnuts, and knowing, but expansive, joy.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 1st, 2019

Amy Hodge’s production – well-meaning, colourful and jolly as it is – is also half-baked. There’s lots of aimless pottering about, and the unmemorable songs are long...'
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WhatsOnStage
August 1st, 2019

This makes for a satisfying and worthwhile addition to the National's laudable track record of making quality entertainment for all the family. Bonkers, but in the best possible way.'
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The Guardian (UK)
August 2nd, 2019

Children's musical is a sticky mess...Andy Stanton’s adaptation of his own children’s books is packed with eccentricity and verbal flourishes – all at the expense of the story.'
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The Stage (UK)
August 1st, 2019

All in, it’s mad as a shook-up box of frogs, crammed with hilarious lyrics and off-kilter humour. And all while delivering a beautiful message of friendship, happiness, ecological awareness, working together and loving bears. Lovely.'
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London Theatre
August 1st, 2019

...Stanton brings this fantastical world to the stage for the first time as the loose storyline threads through a cascade of randomness and wonder. There’s no doubt this show is a lot of fun.'
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The Times (UK)
August 2nd, 2019

Inventive, mischievous and thrilling — this is children’s theatre that could take on Pixar...a great big hairy musical that invades the Dorfman stage with gleeful idiocy.'
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The Arts Desk
September 1st, 2019

If the words "family musical" fill you with certain wholesome expectations, you are likely to have them gleefully subverted by the National’s new summer show.'
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