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The Bear

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Age Guidance: 3 – 8 years old
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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 polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?

One night when she’s fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

With dazzling puppetry, delicious music and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

So bring a bear, and join Tilly and her great big white friend on a wild and magical adventure.

‘Move over War Horse this polar puppet is magic.’ The Guardian

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions from the book by Raymond Briggs

 

Cast & Credits

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions / From the book by Raymond Briggs /

Reviews

“ 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
Rating/Score

“ This brilliantly warm production has love and family at its core, with endless enjoyment for little ones and big ones alike ”

- The Review Hub
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“ A visual feast for all the family to enjoy”

- Theatre Bubble
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Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Tue 18 Feb 20
11:30 AM
£14.00*
Tue 18 Feb 20
02:30 PM
£14.00*
Wed 19 Feb 20
11:30 AM
£14.00*
Wed 19 Feb 20
02:30 PM
£14.00*
Thu 20 Feb 20
11:30 AM
£14.00*
Thu 20 Feb 20
02:30 PM
£14.00*
Fri 21 Feb 20
11:30 AM
£14.00*
Fri 21 Feb 20
02:30 PM
£14.00*
Sat 22 Feb 20
10:00 AM
£14.00*
Sat 22 Feb 20
01:00 PM
£14.00*
Sat 22 Feb 20
04:00 PM
£14.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors