The Polar Bears Go Wild!

The Polar Bears are the creation of Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson. Gentle, silent wanderers led by their sense of curiosity and their stomachs, the bears were originally created for an Imaginate Family Fringe event and since then have presented their walkabout performances and sit-down family shows across the UK. We’ve been touring our stage show, The Polar Bears Go Wild!, which was a co-production with macrobert, in 2013-15.

For info about the sequel, The Polar Bears Go Up! which is touring in 2017/18 CLICK HERE

For further Polar Bear info please contact our producer, Sarah Gray –  // +44 (0)7947 259 868

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Polar Bears Go Wild, Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson. Image by Julia Bauer


“It’s an almost meditative experience, watching these two beaming polar bears on their sedate but playful adventure…Eventually it feels as if the whole audience is reacting spontaneously and in sync…The sunshine spills out into the audience and, while the rain pours down outside, we happily bask in the warm glow of the theatre.” Miriam Gillinson, The Guardian

“A truly entertaining delight… they are in serious danger of replacing Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas as the nation’s favourite bears.” Alan Chadwick, STV

“With a tremendous understanding of comic timing, the duo charm us into going on a journey where rhythms and sonorities, percussion and sound effects are as much a part of the landscape as the deceptively simple set…No wonder bear hugs are in demand afterwards.” Mary Brennan, The Herald, December 2013


If you’re aged 5 or under,

Then here’s the show for you,

Get here on your skis

Or paddle your canoe…

Brave explorers wanted to join two friendly (but slightly naughty) Polar Bears on the adventure of a lifetime. Where are they going? What will they get up to next? And have they got enough sandwiches (Polar Bears love sandwiches, everyone knows that)? With music, comedy and quite a lot of cheekiness, The Polar Bears Go Wild is the perfect festive treat for young audiences. Remember to keep hold of your ice cream – Polar Bears are always hungry!

  • Created and performed by: Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson
  • Designed by: Claire Halleran
  • Sound & Music Composed by: Greg Sinclair
  • Lighting by: Grant Anderson
  • Outside Eye: Lou Brodie
  • Producer: Sarah Gray

Thank you SO much for one of the finest shows we’ve seen in a long time. We saw Polar Bears Go Wild at The Rothes Halls yesterday – mesmerising and beautiful with the children gripped throughout. Apologies that my daughter tried to put her dummy in your mouth – take it as a compliment!” Audience Member at Rothes Halls

“Just wanted to say that I saw Polar Bears Go Wild yesterday at the Take Off Festival and I loved it! Woke up this morning still chuckling to myself! Great fun!”  Audience Member at Gala Theatre, Durham

Images by Julia Bauer

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