Can Bears Ski?

The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre present A retelling of a story by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar.

Dad Bear stops and looks directly at me.
"Your friend was saying hello. Why did you ignore him?"
"I didn't." I didn't.
Then Dad Bear asks again, CAN BEARS SKI?
is that really what he's 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.

'Can Bears Ski?' Is based on the book by poet Raymond Antrobus, Ted Hughes award-winner, who draws on his own experience as a deaf child in a hearing world.

With a set inspired by Polly Dunbar's stunning illustrations, puppetry and music, Pied Piper Theatre Company are delighted to be working with Paula Garfield and Deafinitely Theatre to bring this beautiful story to the stage.

This accessible play will be in spoken English and British Sign Language.
Text Copyright © 2020 Raymond Antrobus. Illustration Copyright © 2020 Polly Dunbar. 
From CAN BEARS SKI? written by Raymond Antrobus and illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ.

Running Time: 50 minutes


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