Dancing bear, Dancing Bear

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Dates and Times

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Jan at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

Book Tickets

Part of our Spring 2017 season, running from January – June 2017. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full programme here.

Presented by Gameshow

14+, contains nudity

Two men on stage. A woman’s voice telling you a story. The men get dressed, get heckled, get aggressive.  The woman wonders if there’s a difference between men’s and women’s bottoms.

Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear is a show about men and women and how we relate to each other. Audiences listen on headphones to Hannah Ringham (Shunt) who draws you into a hypnotic world of immersive sound and music. On stage, raw and visually striking physicality blurs into tender moments of intimacy.

The latest show from award winning company Gameshow, selected for BE Festival and special commendation at PULSE Festival.

Listen to the audio trailer here.

Read the blog here.

Audience feedback

“Really brilliant. Nearly made me cry”

“It was great visually. A story of all the possible fictional stories told through physicality.”

“I liked the intimacy when they touched and the ambiguity of the wrestle. I found it interesting, intriguing and very well performed.” 

“You personified what it feels like to be a woman… This has much potential.” 

Image credit – Adam Levy

About the company

Gameshow is run by Matt Ryan and Matthew Evans.  We have created theatre and performance projects together since 2008.  Our work ranges from participatory projects and classic plays to new writing and performance installations.  Recent projects include Grown Up at CPT (People’s Theatre Award 2015), The Queen’s Speech at Live Art Bistro, Stories for Strangers at Green Man and WROUGHT Festivals, This Is The Moon at CPT and UK tour.

Hannah Ringham is co-founder of award winning performance collective SHUNT, whose productions include Tropicana, The Architects and The Boy Who Climbed Out of his Face.  As an independent theatre maker, Hannah’s shows include UK tours of Hannah Ringham’s Free Show (bring money) by Glen Neath and Wedding in collaboration with Glen Neath and Hello Oxford! for Oxford Playhouse.  Hannah’s performer credits include international tours of ENGLAND with Tim Crouch and Islands with Caroline Horton.  Recent projects include Wiretapper, a binaural performance for mobiles. 


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