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Polar Bear & Penguin By Paul Curley & John Currivan

Thursday 30th November, 2023 - 10:00

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Polar Bear & Penguin, a charming play for young audiences written and performed by John Currivan & Paul Curley.

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 and is presented with the support of an Arts Council Touring Award.

Junior Infants and up

To find out more about this school event or to make a booking for your class, contact Theresa

Illustration by Philip Kennedy

The team behind Polar Bear & Penguin
Polar Bear John Curivan
Penguin Paul Curley
Writers John Curivan & Paul Curley
Director Ian Cameron
Set Design Ger Clancy
Stage Manager Meabh Crowe
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Composer Denis Clohesy
Digital Design/Projection Sadhbh Lawlor & Gareth Gowran
Costume Designer Ciara Fleming
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Poster Design Philip Kennedy
Set Construction ArtFx Ltd
Chief LX Orla Kelly Smith
Producer Claire O’Neill



Thursday 30th November, 2023
Event Category:


Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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045 448327
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