17-21 February 2016
Reviewed by Emma Baker
Yesterday (Wednesday 17 February) myself and my 3 year son were really excited to go and see the well-known and we’ll loved story We’re Going On a Bear Hunt at The Lowry theatre in Salford Quays, Manchester. I have been here before and normally park in the Lowry Outlet Mall across the way but with it being half term and there must have been loads of other things going on that the car park was full so we backtracked on ourselves and parked at the nearby multi storey car park in Media City and then walk over which took about 10 minutes.
When we finally made it to the theatre we collected our tickets and were shown the way to the Quay Theatre where the show was being put on. We only had about 5 minutes spare when we got there so we quickly used the toilets that were really close by and very clean and tidy. We were shown to our seats in the very cosy theatre. It was well lit and gave off a very comfortable feeling.
The show soon started and as the cast came out of the back of the crowd all the children giggled with excitement. The cast consisted of 4 people. A dad, his son, daughter and a dog all played very well by the cast and a puppet baby. All members of the cast gave a great performance and seemed to enjoy every minute of it. The show had lots of singing and dancing and all the kids enjoyed it especially my son who was on his feet more than off them. Everyone got involved with those famous line… We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one… what a beautiful day… we’re not scared!!! There was audience participation a plenty and lots of laugh out loud parts. Various props were used to show each obstacle they came across while out on their adventure. A very bright and colourful show. One of which my son hadn’t stopped talking about since getting home and telling them about his favourite part which I won’t share as to not spoil the surprise.
A fantastic show and one I’d love to return to with my other children. A must see for anyone with children aged 3 and upwards.
A huge thumbs up!
Tickets cost £15.50 (includes £2 booking fee).
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt is at The Lowry in Manchester until 21 February 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0843 208 6000.
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ | 0843 208 6000