The Polar Bears are the creation of Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson. Gentle, silent wanderers led by their sense of curiosity and their stomachs, the bears were originally created for an Imaginate Family Fringe event in 2011 and since then have presented their walkabout performances and sit-down family shows across the UK and now internationally.
Our first Polar Bear stage show, The Polar Bears Go Wild!, was a co-production with macrobert and toured across the UK between 2013-15 with a three-week sell-out run at The Unicorn , London. In April 2016 we created a new adventure, The Polar Bears Go Up!, a co-production with The Unicorn, directed by Lee Lyford and supported by Creative Scotland for a Scottish tour.
In January 2017 we took the show to Madison, Wisconsin to play as part of the IPAY showcase and are proud to be on the roster of Kids’ Entertainment for future touring in Canada and USA. In April, we’re going to Shanghai for a three-week run in the wonderful new A.S.K, and in August we’ll be in Hong Kong for a week before performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
More information can be found on the Fish And Game site here – The Polar Bears
Reviews of THE POLAR BEARS GO WILD – 2013-15
“It’s an almost meditative experience, watching these two beaming polar bears on their sedate but playful adventure…Eventually it feels as if the whole audience is reacting spontaneously and in sync…The sunshine spills out into the audience and, while the rain pours down outside, we happily bask in the warm glow of the theatre.” Miriam Gillinson, The Guardian
“A truly entertaining delight… they are in serious danger of replacing Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas as the nation’s favourite bears.” Alan Chadwick, STV
“With a tremendous understanding of comic timing, the duo charm us into going on a journey where rhythms and sonorities, percussion and sound effects are as much a part of the landscape as the deceptively simple set…No wonder bear hugs are in demand afterwards.” Mary Brennan, The Herald