After show discussion announced for The Bear

10 May 2013 ← return to listing

After show discussion announced for The Bear

We're looking forward to welcoming theatre-maker and performer Angela Clerkin back to the Traverse for this month's Improbable production, The Bear. A stylish noir thriller, it's a murder mystery with a solicitor's clerk and a mythic bear - more on that here.

It's been announced that on 17 May, writer and performer Angela Clerkin will be joined by The Stage's Scotland correspondent and theatre critic Thom Dibdin in an after show discussion. We caught up with Thom, and he told us he was intrigued by the fact that Angela's personal experiences as a solicitors clerk at the Old Bailey are the starting point for the play, and was keen to know more. He was struck by the unusual  content of the play, too - the noir styling , bear facts interspersed throughout the whodunit story line, all mashed up into a story with a mythic edge.

He went on to say "The company have real form, too. And of course composer on the project is Nick Powell who was a co-founder on the fantastic Suspect Culture.

So I'm just looking forward to finding out from Angela about the making of this strange, intriguing project - and from the audience whether they think it has worked - or not."

The Bear is playing 16 - 18 May, with Angela and Thom's after show discussion on the 17. Entry to after show discussion is included in the ticket price - all welcome. 



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