PREVIEW: Bear & Butterfly @ The Hullabaloo

Posted on December 12th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

From now until the 31st, the Hullabaloo in Darlington will be showing the Bear and the Butterfly, a 50-minute show suitable for the whole family.

Bear likes peace and quiet. Other folk are bothering and Bear does not like to be bothered.

One day, as Bear is sitting comfortably sipping his tea, deep in the branches of his tree he hears the munching and a crunching of a bright green Caterpillar.

Bear and Caterpillar soon become the best of friends, Caterpillar munching happily through heroic tales of Bear’s younger life catching fish, raising cubs and being big, strong and fierce.

But one day Caterpillar stops munching and looks sick. Bear fears he will lose his friend but, as if by magic, Caterpillar grows and stretches and from the leaves emerges a beautiful butterfly.

Can Bear come to terms with this new version of his friend who flies high above the trees and has stories of his own?

Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship.

Bear & Butterfly is our opening show at The Hullabaloo, our new flagship venue for children & families in Darlington, bringing you world-class shows and play installations, a family café and lots more.

The Hullabaloo is a new venue specially created for children and families located in centralDarlington and is the only specialist theatre of its type north of London.

“It is incredibly exciting to be opening a national centre of theatre for young audiences here in Darlington. We hope that The Hullabaloo will be taken to the hearts of families across our region and beyond, and we’re proud to announce that the opening show will be our very own Bear & Butterfly,” said Miranda Thain, Creative Producer at Darlington-based Theatre Hullabaloo.


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