A little boy releases a circus bear into the night. He believes he has set her free, put her back in her proper place, but when a storm the size of five winters hits the city, he knows he must go out into the snow and find her. If you can bear the snow, come with him and meet hula-hooping circus folk, street people bound together by the shared ownership of a pair of glasses and a pair of boots and enchanting medical men who follow the cold so they can be warm.
Bear with Snow uses live music, projection, puppetry and installation to bring the story of Luka and his bear to life. Bank Street Arts will be transformed into a snowy city, where you can (quite literally) lose yourself in the story.
The performances and timings are as follows:
Tuesday 4th December – 1 performance @ 8:30pm
Wednesday 5th December – 2 Performances 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Thursday 6th December – 2 Performances 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Friday 7th December – 1 performance @ 6:30pm
Saturday 8th December – 1 performance @ 6:30pm
Doors will open half an hour before the Performance begins and you will be asked to wait in a specially designated space as the production is a promenade piece. PLEASE NOTE THAT LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
Tickets: £8 +£1.13 booking fee (standard), £6 +£1.01 booking fee (students and BSA members)
Not suitable for children under 10 years – strong language – please use your discretion.
Bear With Snow is specially created for Bank Street Arts by resident artists The Bare Project.
The Bare Project is a new theatre company comprised of a group of students and recent graduates from The University of Sheffield, who are interested in performing and creating immersive theatre in non-conventional theatre spaces and promoting new writing. They are in association with SuTCo (Sheffield University Theatre Company), and Bear With Snow is their first production.
For an account of Bear With Snow see here,