Peace at Last

A new opera for children aged 3-5 years old based on the picture book by Jill Murphy.

Mr Bear can’t sleep because Mrs Bear is snoring, so he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane, so he goes to sleep in the living room…

Performed in a new composition by Joanna Lee for three singers, accompanied by harp and woodwind, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents their new opera for children, based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations.

The show is performed in English, includes live music and puppetry and is suitable for children aged 3-5, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.

PEACE AT LAST text and illustrations copyright © 1980, 1995 and 2007 by Jill Murphy

Running Time
0hrs 35mins

Tickets from £12 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket

Sung in English. Libretto by Olivier Award-winning librettist Robin Norton-Hale

Joanna Lee


Robin Norton-Hale

Librettist & Director

Helen Sharp

Musical Director

Sophia Lovell Smith

Set & Costume Designer

Will Evans

Lighting Designer

Julian Chou-Lambert

Mr Bear

Gemma Morsley

Mrs Bear

Abigail Kelly

Baby Bear

Helen Sharp


Greg Hearle