Dates & Times
Thu 1 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Fri 2 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Sat 3 Nov 18
2.30pm
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Sat 3 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Tue 6 Nov 18
1.30pm
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Tue 6 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Wed 7 Nov 18
1.30pm
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Thu 8 Nov 18
10.30am
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Thu 8 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Fri 9 Nov 18
10.30am
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Fri 9 Nov 18
8.00pm
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Sat 10 Nov 18
2.30pm
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Description

William and Jiyoung are fifteen, living invisible lives in chaotic cities on opposite sides of the world.  

William is British.  He lives with his mum, an immigrant who cleans up after other people who can't be bothered to do their own hoovering.  She doesn't understand why people want to flee the country.  William does. Jiyong is South Korean, stuck with her dad and grandma in a fifteenth floor flat, and looking for her mother who left thirteen years ago.

When the two find themselves adrift in a mysterious space, floating like two polar bears on melting ice bergs, they wonder if they'll ever make it back…

Co-written by award-winning playwrights Evan Placey and Sun-Duck Ko, this raw, funny and heartrending new play gives voice to a young generation trying to find their place in an overwhelming, fast-changing world.

Featuring powerful visuals and sound design and inventive staging, Orange Polar Bear is performed in two languages by an extraordinary ensemble of British and Korean actors. 

Performed in English and Korean

Creatives

Director Peter Wynne-Willson
Designer Shin-Dong Yeo
Composer Yeong-gyu Jang
Dramaturg Tessa Walker

Wed 7 Nov:  Symposium on multi-lingual theatre
For more info contact: learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk

Ticket Information

Tickets from £10
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Further Information
Performed in English and Korean

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