Bear and Butterfly

An enchanting new play
Theatre Hullabaloo & Theatre by the Lake
4 - 7 years

One day, Bear’s life changes forever when, deep in the branches of the 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 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 cares for his friend and lays him on a pile of dry leaves, promising him that he’ll get better soon. Bear fears he will lose his friend but, as if my 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.

"Coupled with high production values and meticulous direction from Dani Parr, this is a show which audience members young and old will thoroughly enjoy."
British Theatre Guide

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Tour Schedule

Bear & Butterfly toured for 13 weeks to venues across England and Scotland in Autumn 2015, you can find out where below.

09 Oct 2015
Carnegie Theatre
Workington
Box Office: 01900 602122
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10 Oct 2015
Carnegie Theatre
Workington
Box Office: 01900 602122
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13 Oct 2015
Arts Centre Washington
Washington
Box Office: 0191 219 3455
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14 Oct 2015
Macrobert
Stirling
Box Office: 01786 466666
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15 Oct 2015
Carnegie Hall
Dunfermline
Box Office: 01383 602302
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17 Oct 2015
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre
Hartlepool
Box Office: 01429 890000
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18 Oct 2015
The Civic
Barnsley
Box Office: 01226 327000
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19 Oct 2015
Enter CIC
Ferryhill
Box Office: 01740 655437
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20 Oct 2015
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Middlesbrough
Box Office: 01642 729729
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21 Oct 2015
Gala Theatre
Durham
Box Office: 01325 352004
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22 Oct 2015
Gala Theatre
Durham
Box Office: 01325 352004
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24 Oct 2015
The Witham
Barnard Castle
Box Office: 01833 631107
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25 Oct 2015
The Citadel
St Helens
Box Office: 01744 735436
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26 Oct 2015
The Atkinson
Southport
Box Office: 01704 533333
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27 Oct 2015
Leigh Library
Leigh
Box Office: 01942 404404
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28 Oct 2015
Z-arts
Manchester
Box Office: 0161 226 1912
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29 Oct 2015
ARC
Stockton
Box Office: 01642 525199
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30 Oct 2015
Derby Theatre
Derby
Box Office: 01332 59 39 39
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31 Oct 2015
Margate Theatre Royal
Kent
Box Office: 01843 292795
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01 Nov 2015
Warwick Arts Centre
Coventry
Box Office: 02476 524524
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07 Nov 2015
Half Moon
London
Box Office: 02077 098900
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08 Nov 2015
artsdepot
London
Box Office: 02083 695454
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12 Nov 2015
Tiverton Community Arts Centre
Devon
Box Office: 07443502523
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13 Nov 2015
Tiverton Community Arts Centre
Devon
Box Office: 07443502523
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14 Nov 2015
Tiverton Community Arts Centre
Devon
Box Office: 07443502523
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15 Nov 2015
96 Shenley Road
Borehamwood
Box Office: 01442 454 001
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17 Nov 2015
Phoenix Theatre
Blyth
Box Office: 01670 367228
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19 Nov 2015
Caedmon Hall
Gatehead
Box Office: 0191 433 8420
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20 Nov 2015
Northampton University
Northampton
21 Nov 2015
The Terry O'Toole Theatre
North Hykeham
Box Office: 01522 883311
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22 Nov 2015
Trimdon Station Community Centre
Co. Durham
Box Office: 01429 882200
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24 Nov 2015
Square Chapel Centre for the Arts
Halifax
Box Office: 01422 349422
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28 Nov 2015
G Live
Guildford
Box Office: 08447 701797
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29 Nov 2015
Cambridge Junction
Cambridge
Box Office: 01223 511511
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04 Dec 2015
Teesside University
Middlesbrough
05 Dec 2015
Seven
Leeds
Box Office: 0113 26 26 777
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15 Dec 2015
Theatre by the Lake
Keswick. Runs until 24 December.
Box Office: 01768 774411
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Reviews

"Coupled with high production values and meticulous direction from Dani Parr, this is a show which audience members young and old will thoroughly enjoy ......"
Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide
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Creative Team

Written by Annie McCourt

Based on an original story by Gordon Poad.

Directed by Dani Parr

Designed by Bek Palmer

Composed by Simon McCorry

Photography by George Carrick

CAST

Bear: Micky Cochrane

Butterfly: Robert Welling

Owl: Simon McCorry

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