WE’RE Going on a Bear Hunt is running at The Forum at Barrow, at 2pm on Tuesday, April 9; 11am and 2pm on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10/11. Straight from its West End run, director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled and inventive adaptation is set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score with catchy songs, interactive scenes, adventure and a few surprises along the way. Based on the much-loved book picture by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, the play is a top treat for families with children aged from three and upwards. Box office 01229-820000.

THE Olivier Award winning English Touring Opera brings a cast combining internationally celebrated opera stars with exciting young talent to Ulverston's Coronation Hall, on Tuesday (7.30pm) for its dramatic production of Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, supported by a full scale orchestra and large chorus. Sung in English. Box office 01229-587140.

AMANDA Whittington's gripping play, The Thrill of Love, which dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is Staveley Roundhouse Theatre's next production running from next Friday until Tuesday (March 26, 7.30pm, not Sunday). The cast includes talented local actors, Sarah Waterhouse as Ruth Ellis, plus Ben Dowman, Kate Vernon, Kate Walford and Rowan Birkett. Tickets available at www.staveleyroundhouse.com or at the door.