Thursday 4th April 7.30-8.30pm

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Have you ever thought about what it means to lose something forever? Someone you love? An entire species?

Nat and Dani are the best of friends and also theatre makers. They were working on a show about the climate crisis when they were both hit by sudden and devastating tragedies, just as the world was going into lockdown. Despite living 908 miles apart in different countries, they found a way to keep going.

This is a show about loss and being alone. It’s also about pies, the Spice Girls and what Nat’s mum’s thinks about the end of the world and Prestatyn beach. Essentially, it’s about hope.

Touching & moving, big themes & very personal themes, captured them all beautifully

Perfectly balanced humour with difficult subject, so authentic

I laughed out loud and shed a tear more than once. A moving and brilliant show about grief, climate crisis and above all friendship

​​I wanted to give it a standing ovation but found I couldn’t leave my chair…I needed the ice to thaw. It was great to share in such a profound experience

An exceptionally moving and brilliant piece. I was also tearful as the story resonated deeply with some of my own experiences but also moved by this most human of stories.

This was heart achingly brilliant. Cannot recommend enough, although you’ll probably need tissues for both kinds of tears


Technical wizardry: Dave Searle

Sound design: Jack Sibley

Outside eyes: Clair Parker, Laura Mugridge

Projections: Matt Rogers

Polar bear wrangler: Naomi Parker

Audio description consultant: Benjamin Wilson

Props: Hannah Sibai

Producer: SJ Watkinson


Wakefield Council

Leeds Playhouse

About this performance

Age guidance: This performance is recommended for ages 12+.

Content warningThis performance contains references to death and bereavement.

Duration: This performance is 1 hour long. 

Interval: This performance does not have an interval.

Pre/Post show activity: This performance does not have any pre/post show activity.  

Tickets: Tickets cost £12 (£10) and are available to purchase through Eventbrite


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Find out more about Natalie Bellingham and Daniele Pennati

Natalie Bellingham is a theatre maker, performer and physical comedian based in Yorkshire. She was a 2021 Funny Women finalist and co-founder of Uncanny Theatre with whom she toured original work for a decade throughout the UK. She is currently working with acclaimed art clown Jamie Wood to create a new solo show Look After Your Knees.

Daniele Pennati is an actor, theatre designer and circus performer based in Milan. He is an associate artist with multi award winning Florence-based international company Sotteraneo and regularly performs as Muffin in Drag Queen Story Time, making work for young people about gender identity and expression.

Facebook: /thepolarbearisdead

Twitter: @ThePolarBearis

Instagram: @thepolarbearisdead

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