The Polar Bears Go Up!
“A supreme piece of silent clowning…consummate storytelling and visual invention…a winner for all ages” The Guardian
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure, the only way is Up!
These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. This time they’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars as they race all the way up to space. Of course, they’ll stop for sandwiches on the way!
Originally created in 2016 as a co-production with Unicorn Theatre, London with support from Creative Scotland, The Polar Bears Go Up! has since toured internationally to USA, Canada, China, Australia and all over the UK, delighting young children and their adults with their charming comedy adventure.
A Polar Bears/Unicorn Production
- Created and performed by: Ivor MacAskill and Fiona Manson
- Directed by Lee Lyford
- Designed by Claire Halleran
- Sound & Music Composed by Greg Sinclair
- Lighting by Kate Bonney
- Production Manager: Fi Fraser
- Stage Managers: Deanne Jones, Linsey Johnstone, Avalon Hernandez, Katy Steele
- Producer: Sarah Gray
- Also performed by Ben Winger and Sarah Miele
With thanks to Shona Reppe, Imaginate, Cumbernauld Theatre, Wee Stories, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.
**** “Stealthily enthralling adventure delivered with charm, wit and a sense of wonder” The Stage
**** “What this production does brilliantly is channel sophisticated thinking into simple, tot-pleasing antics.” The Herald
“The piece is concise and engaging enough to keep the whole audience engrossed”
"Enthralling adventure delivered with charm, wit and a sense of wonder"
“A sense of joyful discovery runs throughout this delightful piece”
“Visually entrancing piece of children’s theatre”
“If you’re under five, this is your show”
“A stream of imaginative surprises”
A Polar Bears and Unicorn co-production. Created and Performed by Ivor MacAskill and Fiona Manson, Directed by Lee Lyford.
- For ages 2-5
- Deaf friendly
- Running time: 50 mins
- Trailer: https://vimeo.com/184357317
- Full film available on request
Contact: Sarah Gray, Producer
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Photo credit : Richard Davenport