Bear Snores On

Book by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari
Music & Lyrics by Harry Blake
Based on the book by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

‘In a cave, in the woods in his deep, dark lair, 
through the long, cold winter, 
sleeps a great brown bear.’

A winter frost covers the trees of Regent’s Park, a snow storm is brewing and a tiny Mouse is looking for somewhere warm and safe to hide…a nearby cave could hold the answer but what else does it hold? Something big and brown and fluffy?

Grab your backpack and join Mouse on a magical theatrical journey as she finds fun, courage and a whole bunch of new animal friends.

With book by Cush Jumbo (Josephine and I, Bush Theatre, London and Public Theatre, New York) and Katy Sechiari (Sweeney Todd, The BRIT School) and music & lyrics by Harry Blake (The Tempest reimagined for everyone aged six and over, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Bear Snores On is inspired by the beloved picture book, for anyone aged 4+ with a sense of adventure.

In spring 2024, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will emerge early from our annual hibernation for Bear Snores On. This new theatrical experience for families will travel from the theatre lawn to an indoor pop up space within the theatre grounds.

Presented in association with Cush Jumbo.

Photography by Marc Brenner.

This play is most suitable for ages 4+. Under 4's are permitted but everyone aged two and over must have their own ticket.

Access Bookings:

You can book access tickets by calling our box office on 0333 400 3562. There is no telephone booking fee for access tickets.

Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] with your ticket requirements (please do not send us debit/credit card details by email). Please include details of how you wish us to contact you, and we will be in touch.

Bear Snores On Family Trail

Complete our family trail in the Regent's Park before or after the show to be entered into our prize draw to win The Enormous Crocodile tickets and Bear Snores On goodies. Find out more here.

Content Advisory Notes

Guidelines for Parents and Teachers

23 March - 21 April 2024


Picnic Lawn and Indoor Space

Running time

60 Minutes (No interval)

Assisted performances

Relaxed Performance:
Saturday 6 April, 2pm
Thursday 11 April, 11am

BSL Interpreted Performance: Tuesday 16 April, 1pm


Creative Team

Harry Blake

Musical Director

Rebecca Brower

Set & Costume Designer

Willow Burrows

Assistant Designer

Joshie Harriette

Lighting Designer

Lotte Hines

Casting Director

Cush Jumbo


Maia Kirkman-Richards

Puppet Director & Designer

Ebony Molina

Movement Director

Katy Sechiari


Luke Swaffield

Sound Designer

James Hassett

Season Associate Sound Designer

With thanks to

Kate Turner, Karen Wheatley, Jen Clarke, Mark Jones, Meg Kennedy, Sam Kenyon, Clare Stagg, Vicki Louise Smith, Mark Wheeler