After show discussion announced for The Bear
10 May 2013 ← return to listing
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
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.