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.
Following this hugely successful national tour in 2015, Bear & Butterfly returns Spring 2018. More details will be announced soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear & Butterfly toured for 13 weeks to venues across England and Scotland in Autumn 2015, you can find out where below.
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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