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.
Evil Mr Gum hates everything including children, animals and fun. So when Padlock, the new big bear arrives in town, trouble might be on the horizon. Can nine-year old Polly and her friends protect Padlock from Mr Gum and his sidekick the butcher? A stage adaptation of the popular children's stories with book and lyrics by Andy Stanton and music by Jim Fortunes. Directed by Amy Hodge (Women Beware Women).
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.'
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.'
...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.'