The Bear

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Presented by Pins and Needles
By Raymond Briggs

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap?
Or ride on its back?
Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath?
Or clear up its poo?!
Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

One night when she's fast asleep, an enormous snowy white bear climbs into Tilly's bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

A heart-warming and humorous wintry tale from the team that brought you the hugely successful Father Christmas. Pins and Needles are delighted to be bringing to life another of Raymond Briggs' much-loved storybooks.

Suitable for ages 3+

Reviews of The Bear

What the press say

Enchanting" ****

The Sunday Times

"Raymond Briggs' illustrated story comes enchantingly to life" *****

The Observer

What the public say

wonderful! My just 3 year old loved it & sat mesmerised throughout... she cried at the end when the bear had gone


WOW ! My six year old daughter and I really enjoyed this super show. A beautiful reminder of the power of a young imagination - but wait? Is it actually real? The Bear is so wonderful, his thoughts can be read like a book. A dream-quality music ( Scandinavian choirs?) transported us to that memory state of not quite being in the right place, of missing home, but no melancholy just a sweetness of a etherial landscape of snow and ice. Thank you for bringing this show to Ipswich.

Daisy LEES

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