Bear likes peace and quiet. Other folk are bothering and Bear does not like to be bothered.
One day, as Bear is sitting comfortably sipping his tea, deep in the branches of his tree he hears the munching and a crunching of a bright green Caterpillar.
Bear and Caterpillar soon become the best of friends, Caterpillar munching happily through heroic tales of Bear’s younger life catching fish, raising cubs and being big, strong and fierce.
But one day Caterpillar stops munching and looks sick. Bear fears he will lose his friend but, as if by magic, Caterpillar grows and stretches and from the leaves emerges a beautiful butterfly.
Can Bear come to terms with this new version of his friend who flies high above the trees and has stories of his own?
Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship.
We are currently taking expressions of interest for our Spring 2018 tour and are particularly keen to work with venues who are able to offer longer runs. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Diann Allenby on 01325 352 004 or at email@example.com
Following a hugely successful national tour in 2015, Bear & Butterfly returns Spring 2018.
11 – 31 December 2017, Bear & Butterfly will be our opening show at The Hullabaloo before heading out on a national tour. You can book tickets for Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo here
Our 2018 tour schedule is below, please use the website link & telephone numbers to book tickets.
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Directed by Dani Parr
Devised by the company from an original story by Gordon Poad
Designed by Bek Palmer
Composed by Simon McCorry
Movement by Simon Carroll – Jones
Photography by George Carrick
Bear & Butterfly toured in 2015 with the following cast members:
Bear: Micky Cochrane
Butterfly: Robert Welling
Owl: Simon McCorry