Cranky Bear

In the jingle jangle jungle on a cold and rainy day...

Inspired by the award-winning best-selling book, The Very Cranky Bear, by Nick Bland.

Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness, but their shenanigans just make him even crankier! It takes a humble and empathetic Sheep with an open heart and listening ear to solve the Bear's woes.

Cranky Bear is a rollicking cabaret-style show for 4 - 8 year olds packed with music, laughter and mayhem.


Collaboratively created by Dave Brown, Geoff Cobham, Dave Gadsden, Belinda Gehlert, Cameron Goodall, Jude Henshall, Tim Overton, Ailsa Paterson and Stephen Sheehan
Composer and Musical Director Belinda Gehlert
Designer Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Director Dave Brown
Remount Director Dave Brown
Performers Rachel Burke, Nicholas Cannon, Stuart Day
Stage Manager Jacinta Way
Technical Manager Bob Weatherly
Rachel Burke
Nicholas Cannon
Stuart Day
Dave Brown
Jacinta Way
Bob Weatherly

Adelaide Festival Centre Season - Dunstan Playhouse - book at BASS

12th October 2018
10:30am - Dunstan Playhouse
12th October 2018
1:30pm Audio Description- Dunstan Playhouse
13th October 2018
10:30am & 1:30pm- Dunstan Playhouse


Composed by Belinda Gehlert
Performed by Stuart Day, Jude Henshall and Tim Overton

Cranky Bear Overture

Cranky Bear Story Song