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The Bear

Type:Christmas

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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The Bear

About

Raymond Brigg’s book brought to life this Christmas

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is pleased to present this winter’s family show The Bear. It is an adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s story. The show runs from Tuesday 26 November until Sunday 29 December. Tickets are £13.50 (£11.50 under 16s), Friends and Family (4 people) £46. Suitable for all audiences aged 3 years and upwards.

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 polar bear a bath or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming wintry tale is one of imagination and growing up. Raymond Briggs is best known as author of The Snowman. The Bear was first published in 1994. In 2014 he received the Phoenix Picture Book Award from the Children's Literature Association for the book.

The Bear comes to Norden Farm in an adaptation by Pins and Needles Productions. It features inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

If you can’t wait until November to get your festive creative juices flowing, enter The Bear Art Competition! One winner will be selected from each age group (3-5 years and 6-8 years). The prize is a goody bag containing four tickets to a family show in 2020 and some art goodies. The overall winner will also be invited to turn on the Christmas Lights at Maidenhead Town Hall! The deadline for entries is Monday 11 November at 10am. All entries will be displayed in our interactive exhibition in the Norden Farm Gallery from Thursday 19 November to Wednesday 1 January.

Performances of The Bear on Saturday 30 November at 11am and Saturday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. These are ideal for children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on, and audience members can come and go as they please. We also offer Pre-show Touch Tours for children with SEND and sensory impairments.

Bring the whole family down to Norden Farm for a perfect winter treat.

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Opening Times

Show runs (26 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019)

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