Paddington: The Musical – Bringing the Beloved Bear to the Stage in 2025

Get ready for the paw-some news! Paddington bear is coming to the stage in a new musical adaptation. Featuring music by Tom Fletcher and a script by Jessica Swale, this delightful production is set to premiere in the U.K. in 2025. Don't miss out on the magic of Paddington and his adventures with the Brown family. It's going to be un-bear-ably delightful! 🐻🎶 #PaddingtonTheMusical

Attention all bear enthusiasts and theater-goers, we have some paw-some news for you! The lovable Paddington bear is making his way to the stage in a brand new musical adaptation titled “Paddington: The Musical” (working title).

This exciting production is a joint effort from Sonia Friedman Productions, Studiocanal, and Eliza Lumley Productions on behalf of Universal Music U.K. The musical will bring to life the iconic character from Michael Bond’s beloved books, as well as the award-winning film series produced by Studiocanal and Heyday Films.

But wait, it gets even better! The musical will feature music and lyrics by none other than Tom Fletcher from the band McFly. And don’t forget about the brilliant Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale, who will be crafting the script. Plus, the talented Luke Sheppard is set to direct the show. It’s like a dream team of creative geniuses coming together to bring Paddington to the stage.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the plan is to premiere the show in the U.K. in 2025. So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a delightful adventure with Paddington and the Brown family.

In a statement, Friedman and Lumley expressed their excitement about the project, saying, “It is a privilege to be creating a new musical about this gorgeous and beloved little bear with such a wonderful team. The magic of Paddington is that, through his wide-eyed innocence, he sees the very best in humanity, reminding us that love and kindness can triumph if we open our hearts and minds to one another. We cannot wait to bring Paddington, his antics, adventures, and mishaps with the Brown family, and Michael Bond’s other treasured characters to the stage. We hope to inspire audiences of all ages with fun, beauty, joy, and all that Paddington stands for.”

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Ann Marsh, CEO of Studiocanal, shared her delight about the upcoming musical, saying, “We could not be more delighted to see our beloved Paddington take to the stage shepherded by a talented and visionary team in Sonia and Eliza. They have opened their hearts to show a deep understanding and passion for Paddington that will no doubt transpire on stage and ensure that his adventures, created by Michael Bond over 60 years ago, continue to charm audiences in such a new and innovative way.”

We can’t bear the excitement! From the stage to the big screen and now the musical world, Paddington is truly making his mark in the entertainment industry. So get ready to experience all the fun, beauty, and joy that Paddington represents when “Paddington: The Musical” hits the stage in 2025. It’s going to be un-bear-ably delightful!

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