The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear and a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, getting to know one another and learning how to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers.
Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket), bring this quirky and relevant play for young audiences to life. Award-winning director Ian Cameron (White) joins the team along with designers Ger Clancy and Sarah Jane Shiels and composer Denis Clohessy.
Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with humour, friendship and fish.
Polar Bear & Penguin was originally developed by Paul Curley & Draíocht with the support of The Arts Council YPCE Project Award & Meitheal CPS – A Branar Initiative
POLAR BEAR & PENGUIN is presented by independent theatre artist Paul Curley and creative producer Claire O’Neill.
Originally produced by Draíocht and Meitheal - a Branar initiative.
Written and performed by Paul Curley and John Currivan; (THE BOCKETY WORLD OF HENRY and BUCKET and BLACK BEAUTY). Other work includes; GOLD IN THE WATER (with Shane O’Reilly and Denis Clohessy), BAKE!, THE DIG and GREY MATTER (with Ger Clancy); NIGHT LIGHT (Teater Refleksion); WHITE (Catherine Wheels); JACK, SONG FROM THE SEA, BOY WITH A SUITCASE (Barnstorm).
Paul is Theatre artist in Residence at Draíocht and Meitheal CPS Harvest Artist 2022-23.