Can Bears Ski?
Sat, December 2, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
THE PIED PIPER THEATRE COMPANY AND DEAFINITELY THEATRE PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIÈRE OF
CAN BEARS SKI?
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY TINA WILLIAMS
The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre today announce a UK tour of award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus’ Can Bears Ski? in a new adaptation for the stage by Tina Williams, Artistic Director of the Pied Piper Theatre Company, who will co-direct the production with Paula Garfield, Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre. The story draws on the writer’s own experience as a deaf child in a hearing world with a set inspired by Polly Dunbar’s illustrations. The story is brought to life on stage with puppetry, music, British Sign Language and spoken English in a world première production for hearing and deaf young people aged 3+ and their families.
Directed by Tina Williams and Paula Garfield
Set Design by Catherine Chapman; Composed by Julian Butler;
Movement Direction by Angela Gasparetto; Puppetry by Nick Ash
Dad Bear stops and looks directly at me.
“Your friend was saying hello. Why did you ignore him?”
“I didnʼt.” I didnʼt.
Then Dad Bear asks again, “CAN BEARS SKI?”
Is that really what heʼs asking me?
Little Bear can’t hear Dad Bear calling, but feels the floor vibrate with heavy footsteps… Little Bear can’t catch the funny joke at school when friends are laughing but feels the crunch of snow on frozen pavements. Join Little Bear and Dad Bear as they learn how there are many ways to communicate love, and to find your place in the world.