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[Birmingham] Orange Polar Bear, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Hanyong Theatre, and the National Theatre Company of Korea, in association with Birmingham City University present:

Orange Polar Bear

by Sun-Duck Ko and Evan Placey
Birmingham Repertory Theatre | Centenary Square | Broad St | Birmingham B1 2EP
01 Nov 2018 – 10 Nov 18
Tickets from £10 | Book tickets
Performed in English and Korean
Orange Polar Bear

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.


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: [email protected]

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