The Polar Bears Go Up!


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The Polar Bears Go Up is a fun, surreal and highly enjoyable theatrical treat for young adventurers aged 2-5. Created and performed by Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson. Directed by Lee Lyford. A co-production between Fish And Game and Unicorn, London. Supported by Creative Scotland. Represented by Kids’ Entertainment in North America.

****  “Stealthily enthralling adventure delivered with charm, wit and a sense of wonder”  The Stage

**** “What this production does brilliantly is channel sophisticated thinking into simple, tot-pleasing antics.”  The Herald 

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure, the only way is Up! These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. This time they’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars as they race all the way up to space. Of course, they’ll stop for sandwiches on the way!



Contact producer Sarah Gray –  // +44 (0)7947 259 868 

For North American dates contact: Tara Bailey, Kids’ Entertainment  Phone:  416-971-4836

CREATIVE TEAM – Show co-produced by Unicorn and Fish And Game

  • Created and performed by: Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson
  • Directed by Lee Lyford
  • Designed by: Claire Halleran
  • Sound & Music Composed by: Greg Sinclair
  • Lighting by: Kate Bonney
  • Production Manager: Fi Fraser
  • Stage Managers: Deanne Jones, Linsey Johnstone, Avalon Hernandez and Katie Steele
  • Producer: Sarah Gray

With thanks to Shona Reppe, Imaginate, Cumbernauld Theatre, Wee Stories, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Click here for our 4* reviews from The Stage,  The HeraldThe UpComing , The Londonist and Curious Mum.

This new piece is the sequel to our epic adventure for early years, The Polar Bears Go Wild, which was a co-production with macrobert back in 2013 and has since toured the UK. We’re very grateful to The Unicorn and Creative Scotland for supporting this new piece. Find out more about the last show and other polar bear adventures HERE.


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