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 rollickingly fun show packed with music, laughter, surprise and mayhem.

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 Gadsen, 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 Naomi Edwards
Original Cast Jude Henshall, Tim Overton and Stephen Sheehan

School Season 2018, The Arts Theatre Adelaide

2nd & 3rd August 2018
10:30am & 1pm- The Arts Theatre, Adelaide
6th to 10th August 2018
10:30am & 1pm- The Arts Theatre, Adelaide

School Season 2018, Outer Metro

21st - 24th August 2018
10:30am & 1pm- Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga
4th September 2018
10am & 12pm- Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, Tanunda
6th & 7th September 2018
10:30 & 1pm- Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove

School Season 2018, Regional South Australia

14th August 2018
10am & 12pm- Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie
16th August 2018
10am & 12pm- Middleback Theatre, Whyalla
28th August 2018
10am & 12pm- Chaffey Theatre, Renmark
30th August 2018
10am & 12pm- Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier