Based on the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions

ABOUT

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap?

Or ride on its back?

Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath?

Or clear up its poo?!

Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

 

One night when she's fast asleep, an enormous snowy white bear climbs into Tilly's bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

 

With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling, and dozens of laughs, 'The Bear' is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre for little people.

CREATIVES

Co-Directed by Emma Earle and Hal Chambers

Associate Direction by Caroline Lang

Designed by Zoe Squire

Puppet Direction by Finn Caldwell

Associate puppet direction by Su Nixon

Composed by Lucy Rivers

Puppets by Sam Wyer

Lighting by Tom White

Producer Lee Rayner

Sound design by Liam McDermott &

Jon Everett

ORIGINAL CAST

Dan Gingell

Naomi Stafford

Su Nixon

CURRENT CAST

Abby Wain (Tilly)

Elena Stephenson (Mum)

John Winchester (Dad)

 

UK TOUR DATES

Our lovely Bear is visiting a venue near you! Are you ready?

SPRING 2020

CHESTERFIELD Pomegranate Theatre | 18th - 19th Jan | Telephone: 01246 345222 [ BOOK HERE ]

HERTFORD theatre | 25th - 26th Jan | Telephone: 01992531500 [ BOOK HERE ]

WINCHESTER Theatre Royal | 1st - 2nd Feb | Telephone: 01962840440 [ BOOK HERE ]

SOUTHPORT The Atkinson | 8th Feb | Telephone: 01704 533333  [ BOOK HERE ]

KILMARNOCK Palace Theatre | 11th Feb | Telephone: 01563554900 [ BOOK HERE ]

CHICHESTER Minerva Theatre | 13th - 14th Feb | Telephone: 01243 781312 [ BOOK HERE ]

HAMMERSMITH Lyric | 15th Feb | Telephone: 020 8741 6850 [ BOOK HERE ]

CONSETT Empire Theatre | 16th Feb | Telephone: 03000 262 400 [ BOOK HERE ]

LEEDS Playhouse | 18th - 22nd Feb | Telephone: 0113 2137700 [ BOOK HERE ]

GRIMSBY Auditorium | 24th - 25th Feb | Telephone: 0300 300 0035 [ BOOK HERE ]

BATH the egg | 26th - 29th Feb | Telephone: 01225 823409 [ BOOK HERE ]

PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre | 1st March | Telephone: 01733 207 239 [ BOOK HERE ]

GAINSBOROUGH Trinity Arts Centre | 6th - 7th March | Telephone: 01427 676655 [ BOOK HERE ]

GREENWICH Theatre | 15th March | Telephone: 020 88584447 [ BOOK HERE ]

LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre | 17th - 18th March | Telephone: 01502 533200 [ BOOK HERE ]

BRIDLINGTON Spa | 21st March | Telephone: 01262 678258 [ BOOK HERE ]

HEREFORD Courtyard | 22nd March | Telephone: 01432340555 [ BOOK HERE ]

LEATHERHEAD Theatre | 27th March | Telephone: 01372 365141 [ BOOK HERE ]

TAUNTON The Brewhouse | 28th March | Telephone: 01823 283244 [ BOOK HERE ]

BLACKBURN Darwen Library Theatre | 29th - 30th March | Telephone: 01254706006 [ BOOK HERE ]

CANTERBURY Gulbenkian | 1st - 2nd April | Telephone: 01227 769075 [ BOOK HERE ]

COVENTRY Albany Theatre | 5th April | Telephone: 024 7699 8964 [ BOOK HERE ]

NEWARK Palace Theatre | 7th March | Telephone: 01636 655755 [ BOOK HERE ]

CREWE Lyceum Theatre | 8th April | Telephone: 01270 368242 [ BOOK HERE ]

CRAWLEY The Hawth | 11th April | Telephone: 01293 553636 [ BOOK HERE ]

PRESS
"Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic" The Guardian

"The delightful notion of a polar bear about the house is beautifully explored in this witty, inventive production" ★★★★ The Stage

 
 
 

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