Five years ago, Carys nearly disappeared. They say she’s had a breakdown – but she’s fine, right?
Based on writer/performer Carys Wright’s own experiences of living with sexual trauma, How To Catch A Bear is an animated gig-theatre show about survival and resilience.
Using performance, animation and banging tunes, Carys asks how we turn fear into freedom.
Writer/performer- Carys Wright
Director - Liz Bacon
Composer - Tom Adams
Animator - Edalia Day
Technician - Alex Hewitt
Dramaturg - Laura Kressly
The show deals with themes some audience members might find challenging, so we have created an audience care guide where you can find out more.
Acknowldegements and thanks
How To Catch A Bear was first programmed in 2020, following an R&D directed by Deirdre McLaughlin with other artists including Sally Lofthouse, Rebecca Vincent, Sarah Allen, Jungyou Lou, Haley Feiler, Clarissa Hardaker, Tom Adams and Laura Kressly.
The project has also been supported by many people, including all at Clean Break, 1927, Clapham Omnibus, Sandrine Owayo, Deborah Bruce, Sophie Compton and Rachel Angeli.