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Commissioned by Contact.

This festive season, join us for a new and exciting show for children of all ages (and the older ones who look after them!)

There is a mystery in the forest – everyone has forgotten about dancing and bright lights and disco. Even Alexa – the virtual assistant from the Amazon Rainforest – can’t tell us why.

Meet Bear Hug, a creaky bear with a secret. Bear Minimum has a higgledy piggledy bedroom she can’t keep clean. Bear Grills just can’t keep his head cool.

Until one day, Red (who is 7 and scared of nothing!) explodes on to the scene, changing the bears’ lives forever.

Fun for everyone – no matter what your family looks like. 

Booking information

Each performance is accessible to D/deaf audience members through the use of creative sign, involving the use of sign language, and visual storytelling used throughout.

The performance on Saturday 22 December, 2pm will be also BSL interpreted by Kate Labno.

A Relaxed Performance will take place on Saturday 15 December, 11am. Please check back here closer to the performance date to view the Visual Story.

Groups or schools interested in attending a relaxed performance or wanting to discuss specific access requirements, please contact Ailbhe Treacy on or 0161 274 0602.

This event take place at Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard St, Manchester M4 7JA


Commissioned by Contact.
Written by Jackie Hagan.
Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin.
Presented by Contact and Hope Mill Theatre.

  • Price
    £13 / £7 concessions.
  • Venue

    Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard St, Manchester M4 7JA

  • Ages
    Family friendly
  • Booking info

    If you or anyone in your party have any specific access requirements please contact Ailbhe on 0161 274 0602 or

  • Genre
Date Time
Tuesday 11 December 11:00am Sold out
Tuesday 11 December 2:00pm Sold out
Tuesday 11 December 7:00pm Book
Wednesday 12 December 11:00am Sold out
Wednesday 12 December 2:00pm Sold out
Wednesday 12 December 7:00pm Book
Thursday 13 December 11:00am Book
Thursday 13 December 2:00pm Book
Thursday 13 December 7:00pm Sold out
Friday 14 December 11:00am Book
Friday 14 December 2:00pm Book
Friday 14 December 7:00pm Book
Saturday 15 December 11:00am Book
Saturday 15 December 2:00pm Book
Saturday 15 December 7:00pm Book
Sunday 16 December 11:00am Book
Sunday 16 December 2:00pm Sold out
Sunday 16 December 7:00pm Book
Tuesday 18 December 11:00am Book
Tuesday 18 December 2:00pm Sold out
Tuesday 18 December 7:00pm Book
Wednesday 19 December 11:00am Book
Wednesday 19 December 2:00pm Book
Wednesday 19 December 7:00pm Book
Thursday 20 December 11:00am Book
Thursday 20 December 2:00pm Book
Thursday 20 December 7:00pm Book
Friday 21 December 11:00am Book
Friday 21 December 2:00pm Book
Friday 21 December 7:00pm Book
Saturday 22 December 11:00am Book
Saturday 22 December 2:00pm Book
Saturday 22 December 7:00pm Book
Sunday 23 December 11:00am Book
Sunday 23 December 2:00pm Book
Sunday 23 December 7:00pm Book