How to Catch a Bear

Dates and Times

Tue 17 March 2020 at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Carys Wright

Based on writer/performer Carys Wright’s own experiences, How To Catch A Bear is a redemptive, funny and mythical journey through trauma to healing.

Using performance, comedy, music and her drawings, Carys takes her audience on a quest to reclaim her voice.

“When I was fifteen something happened to me that I blocked out for a long time. But we’re not here to talk about that in detail. I’ve already done that a lot and feel a lot better about it. Yay!

I can do this show now because I’ve worked very hard to get better. I’ve done most of the crying so don’t worry. You’re ok, I’m ok, we’re ok….”

How To Catch A Bear was first developed when Carys was part of Clean Break’s young artist development programme, and has been supported by Clean Break and Clapham Omnibus.

“We’re going to go on this journey together, and we’re going to come out again on the other side.

Are you ready?

Let’s go.”


The show swearing, references to sex and sexual assault and mental health. Recommended age rating 15+. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here. 


The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

Carys Wright is an actor, writer and illustrator based in London. She is a young artist with Clean Break, and How To Catch A Bear was first developed as part of their young artists development programme. Previous work includes Belong (Lyric Hammersmith/Arcola Theatre), which Carys co-wrote and performed in.

Carys Wright – writer/performer
Deirdre McLaughlin – director
Sorcha Ni Floinn – designer | Twitter: @wright_carys and @DeiMcL | Instagram: @carys_adventures_with_a_pen | #HowToCatchABear

Upcoming Performances

Tue 17 Mar, 2020
7:15 pm