The Bearpit

Dates and Times

Fri 8 - Sat 9 Dec at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of our Autumn 2017 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Kopfkino


The night is young
The world is ending
The relationship is exploding

Publicly Flora and Nic are the perfect couple. Privately, they haven’t spoken to each other in months. As the glaciers melt and the rain begins to fall, they’ve got one night to settle the scores. One of them is going to crack.

The Bearpit examines the perfect couple as their public facade shatters. It interrogates what we tell ourselves to be true versus the reality raging beneath the surface.

Utilising and contrasting text and movement, The Bearpit is an investigation into what happens when a community stops talking with each other.

In 2017, the UK seems unable to talk candidly about the unique position it finds itself in. It is polarised on economic, geographical and social divides, and cannot communicate across these fault lines. Through the metaphor of a crumbling relationship, we are investigating how we got here, and what we can do to start being honest with each other.

“Brilliantly written… Combines whiplash cruelty with a crafty sense of humour, then slams into plainspoken, heartfelt simplicity… The violence is barbed; the hearts are bleeding […] the writing’s like a firework going off in your face. A firecracker of a new play” – Matt Trueman, What’s On Stage, Aug 2017

Read more about Kopfkino’s rehearsal process for The Bearpit on their blog post.

About the company

Kopfkino is the collaboration between Flora Marston and Nic McQuillan. We tell stories about what it means to be part of our generation, and the juxtapositions of living in a polarised society. Our work is inherently autobiographical.

Image credit: The Other Richard.

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