The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre present

Can Bears Ski?

A retelling of a story by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Duntbar

Sun 4 Feb, 2024 Archive
Join Little Bear and Dad Bear as they learn how there are many ways to communicate love, and find your place in the world.

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.

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 and Deafinitely Theatre are delighted to bring this beautiful story to the stage.

All performances will be a mix of British Sign Language and Spoken English.

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Time: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Performance duration: 50 minutes
Age guidance: 3+

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Can Bears Ski? (2024) Production Trailer


Directed by

Tina Williams & Paula Garfield

Set Design by

Catherine Chapman

Music by

Julian Butler

Movement by

Angela Gasparetto

Puppets by

Nick Ash

Adapted for stage by

Tina Williams