Ben Galpin heads down under with The Hunting of the Snark

Ben Galpin returns to play the explorer Barnaby Bellman and rainbow coloured Jub Jub Bird in the sparkling, family musical adventure The Hunting of the Snark.

After running in the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre and touring the UK in 2017, the show returns this summer with shows at the Southbank Centre from 26 – 28 May. Followed by a tour of Australia with shows at Arts Centre Melbourne 11 -15 July and Sydney Opera House 17 -22 July.

All children, animals and silly people are welcome to this imaginative new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic poem. With the show brought magically to life by a cast of five high-energy performers, a parade of fantastical creatures, puppetry ad lashings of daft humour.

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is set to delight, excite and entertain again this summer.


“Ben Galpin is debonair as the Bellman, an expert explorer (Indiana Jones with a touch of Bear Grylls), and delicious as a rainbow-tasselled Jubjub bird”
The Times


“a masterclass in witty, engaging, imaginative musical theatre for children … Gather up your littluns and take them to the Vaudeville Theatre. This is definitely one not to miss”
Musical Theatre Review


“the stand-out performance and the one you’ll remember long after the curtain has fallen comes from Ben Galpin who seems completely at home on the West End stage”

Photos by Simon Annand

Ben Galpin as the Bellman - The Hunting of the Snark