The Polar Bear (Is Dead)

Have you ever thought about what it means to lose something forever? Someone you love? An entire species?

Nat and Dani are the best of friends and also theatre makers. They were working on a show about the climate crisis when they were both hit by sudden and devastating tragedies, just as the world was going into lockdown. Despite living 908 miles apart in different countries, they found a way to keep going.

This is a show about loss and being alone. It’s also about pies, the Spice Girls and what Nat’s mum’s thinks about the end of the world and Prestatyn beach. Essentially, it’s about hope.

The Polar Bear (is Dead) is a new international collaboration between theatre makers Natalie Bellingham (Wakefield, UK) and Daniele Pennati (Milan, Italy).

Tour dates 2023

14 & 15 April – Leeds Playhouse 

18 & 19 April – Camden People’s Theatre

4 May – Proteus, Basingstoke

10 May – Harrogate Theatre

12 May – Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

17 May – Electric Theatre, Barnsley College

18 May – Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham

25 May – Mulberry Playhouse, CAPA College, Wakefield