Big Bear Theatre in association with Park Theatre
DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF
By Paula Vogel
A deliciously demented version of Othello.
At Park Theatre
4**** "A stylish production...with brains heart and courage in this parallel story." Everything Theatre
4**** “Desdemona offers viewers a hilarious evening’s
entertainment” The Upcoming
4**** “touching and hilarious but also brutally honest” Plays to See
“Incredibly funny and touching, a female tour-de-force….you feel enchanted, inspired and disappointed by the shortness of it” A Younger Theatre
“Blessed by a trio of delightful performances.” The Stage
“Brilliant acting…this production conjures both the freedom of an all-female environment and the emotional and physical constrictedness that Shakespeare imposed on these female characters.” Exuent
A Bold Stroke For A Husband by Hannah Cowley
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & Bridewell Theatre
“A near-perfect show...Almost unbelievably, this is Big Bear's first production....definitely a theatre company to watch.” The Stage
"A cracking first production from Big Bear, a new production company with an eye on bringing new perspectives to period pieces. Recommended." There Ought To be Clowns
Big Bear Theatre presents a Georgian farce of mistaken identity, set in the heat of Madrid...
As feisty heroine Donna Olivia fends off one foolish suitor after another, Donna Victoria dons a disguise to reclaim the heart of her husband. Add a dashing bachelor, a cunning courtesan, a mischevious maid and a vengeful young man... hilarity is sure to ensue in this spicy Meditarranean romance!
Double Indignity (Bridewell Theatre)
4**** “A sumptuously dark comedy that will leave you feeling gratified and just a little bit naughty” Spoonfed
4**** “Without pretence, without an excess set, the performance was truly an inspiration to fringe theatre.” Remote Goat
Big Bear Theatre presents a new play in verse. A naughty, adult take on the age old fairy tale. Once upon a time there lived a king and queen and their beautiful daughter, but the kingdom was plagued by a wicked fairy who out of spite cursed the princess and swore she would die by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel….and so the story goes. But what if the wicked fairy wasn’t so evil? What if she was justified in her actions, pushed to it by a tyrant of a king? Here the supposedly wicked fairy – Carabosse - gets to have her say at last!
Written by Daniel O'Brien
Laugh your Farce Off
A regular night of new comedy at Pleasance Theatre (Islington and Edinburgh).
From One Man Two Guvnors, to What the Butler Saw and Noises Off, farce is back with a vengeance!
To celebrate this, Big Bear presents ‘Laugh Your Farce Off’ a night of naughtiness and laughter. Are you bored of gritty contemporary drama? If you are, have no fear - this is the show for you. Big Bear has challenged award winning writers each to write a short but perfectly formed farce. The only brief: ‘3 doors…’ - imagine the trouser dropping, mistaken identity mishaps and general all round chaos that will ensue! Curated by Ursula Early previous work from: danielle Ward, Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Jon Brittain John Luke-Roberts, Andrew Doyle, Caitlin Shannon, Charlie Partridge and Hannah Rodger - this is a night of sheer lunacy you can’t afford to miss!
"Laugh Your Farce Off is terrific fun to watch and the night has a friendly and exuberant vibe about it. True to the nature of farce, each script had the power to surprise and shock" - A Younger Theatre
"Bringing farcical comedy into the 21st Century" Public Reviews