Bear and Butterfly

A charming tale of changing friendship for everyone aged 4 and above.
Theatre Hullabaloo
4+

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.

"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

Production Shots

Tour Schedule

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 diannallenby@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

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.

13 Jan 2018
The Grand
Clitheroe
Box Office: 01200 421 599
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14 Jan 2018
Sage
Gateshead
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
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17 Jan 2018
The Forum
Northallerton
Box Office: 01609 776 230
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18 Jan 2018
The Old School House
Leyburn
Box Office: 01969 624510
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19 Jan 2018
Town Hall
Skipton
Box Office: 01756 792809
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20 Jan 2018
The Boo
Rossendale
Box Office: 01706 220241
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21 Jan 2018
Waterside Arts Centre
Sale
Box Office: 0161 9125616
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22 Jan 2018
Teeny Tiny Theatre
Liverpool
Box Office: 0151 208 4060
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24 Jan 2018
Gala
Durham
Box Office: 0300 026 6600
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27 Jan 2018
Theatre Royal
Dumfries
Box Office: 01387 271820
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28 Jan 2018
Theatre Royal
Dumfries
Box Office: 01387 271820
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03 Jan 2017
The Old Fire Station
Carlisle
Box Office: 01228 598596
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03 Feb 2018
Cliffs Pavilion Palace Theatre
Southend
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04 Feb 2018
Cliffs Pavilion Palace Theatre
Southend
Box Office: 01702 351135
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09 Feb 2018
Half Moon
London
Box Office: 020 7709 8900
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10 Feb 2018
Half Moon
London
Box Office: 020 7709 8900
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11 Feb 2018
Gulbenkian Studio
Kent
Box Office: 01227 769075
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13 Feb 2018
Watermans
London
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14 Feb 2018
Watermans
London
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
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15 Feb 2018
Watermans
London
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
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16 Feb 2018
Watermans
London
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
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17 Feb 2018
Watermans
London
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
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18 Feb 2018
Arts Depot
www.artsdepot.co.uk
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
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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

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:

2015 CAST

Bear: Micky Cochrane

Butterfly: Robert Welling

Owl: Simon McCorry

Show Resources

> Bear & Butterfly Technical Pack
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