• Art: meet the cast!

    Roger Ganner, Richard Sandle-Keynes and Christopher Dobson give a brief introduction to the uproarious comedy that's coming to our stage in April.

    Don't miss out! Book your tickets here.

    4m - Apr 17, 2024
  • 2025: look what we have in store!

    This episode we chat to Bear Pit General Manager, Roger Ganner, about the shows we have in store for 2025. You don't want to miss this!

    9m - Apr 11, 2024
  • Art: meet the director

    Lynda Lewis, director of our forthcoming comedy, Art, chats about the cast and creativity!

    To book tickets, visit https://www.thebearpit.org.uk/whats-on/art/

    3m - Mar 28, 2024
  • Colder Than Here: meet the director!

    Bear Pit director Jacquie Campbell gives us a sneak peak behind the scenes of our latest production, including details of a chat with the playwright herself, Laura Wade.

    Colder Than Here is on at The Bear Pit from 12-16 March. For tickets, visit thebearpit.org.uk.

    7m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Head and Heart: from page to stage

    In the second of our Head and Heart podcasts, we talk to writer and director Paul Greenwood about how he brings his work to life with his talented cast of actors.

    6m - Jan 27, 2024
  • From the RSC to The Bear Pit: creative conversation with Paul Greenwood

    Paul Greenwood's comedy, Head and Heart, is all about the creative process; so what experiences did he draw on when writing the show? We chat to the RSC actor about his own creativity and how he moved his work from page to stage.

    Head and Heart is on at The Bear Pit from 31st January to 3rd February. To book tickets, visit https://www.thebearpit.org.uk/whats-on/head-heart/

    7m - Jan 21, 2024
  • James and the Giant Peach: meet James!

    It's nearly time for The Bear Pit's winter show: James and the Giant Peach! Penny SK catches up with young actors Jasper and Hal, who share the title role, to chat about what audiences can expect from this exciting production.

    5m - Nov 23, 2023
  • The Cherry Orchard - The director and the Lady of the House

    Colin Edwards, the director of The Cherry Orchard, and Penelope Sandle-Keynes, who plays Madam Ranyevskya, talk about their history with the play. Ahead of The Bear Pit's production this month, they discuss Stanislavski, whether the play is a comedy or not, and the rehearsal process.

    E3 - 7m - Oct 6, 2023
  • A Backstage Tour

    This episode, Bear Pit backstage aficionado, Jacquie, takes us on a tour behind-the-scenes...

    Interested in volunteering? Come to our Open Evening on Friday, 15th September at 7.30pm at The Bear Pit to discover how you can be involved in our fantastic, friendly, fun little theatre!

    9m - Sep 9, 2023
  • All change! Our seating gets a make-over.

    After a couple of years in the round, we're moving back to a traditional rake at The Bear Pit. Join Artistic Director David Mears and Chairman Roger Ganner as they reveal exciting new plans for our auditorium.

    6m - Aug 2, 2023
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