Can Bears Ski? Show Can Bears Ski? Dates 18th November - 25th February Runtime 50 minutes approx Suitable for ages 3+ and their families. All performances will be a mix of British Sign Language and Spoken English. The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre present a retelling of a story by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar Dad Bear stops and looks directly at me."Your friend was saying hello. Why did you ignore him?""I didn't." I didn't.Then Dad Bear asks again, CAN BEARS SKI?Is that really what he's asking me? Little Bear can't hear Dad Bear calling, but feels the floor vibrate with heavy footsteps...Little Bear can't catch the funny joke at school when friends are laughing, but feels the crunch of snow on frozen pavements.Join Little Bear and Dad Bear as they learn how there are many ways to communicate love, and to find your place in the world.Can Bears Ski? is based on the book by poet Raymond Antrobus, Ted Hughes award-winner, who draws on his own experience as a deaf child in a hearing world.With a set inspired by Polly Dunbar's stunning illustrations, puppetry and music, Pied Piper Theatre Company is delighted to be working with Paula Garfield and Deafinitely Theatre to bring this beautiful story to the stage. Can Bears Ski? tours to schools and theatres from 18 November 2023 — 25 February 2024. Public performances are listed below, with more to be announced and on sale soon. Join our mailing list here to be the first to find out about further performances in London and across the UK. Teacher Resources Education Pack Little Bear's Maze! Spelling with Signs Word Search Mountain Run! Tour The Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham Saturday 18th November 2023 Time: 2pm Book here Arlington Arts Centre, Snelsmore Thursday 23rd November 2023 Time: 1:30pm Book here Watermans, 40, High Street, Brentford TW8 0DS Sunday 26th November 2023 Time: 3pm Book here Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst Saturday 2nd December 2023 Time: 2:30pm Book here The Hawth Studio, Crawley Sunday 3rd December 2023 Time: 2pm Book here Half Moon Theatre, London Saturday 16th December 2023 Time: 11am and 2pm Book here Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill Saturday 6th January 2024 Time: 11am Book here The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead Saturday 14th January 2024 Time: 2pm and 4pm Book here The Lights, Andover Saturday 20th January 2024 Time: 11am Book here artsdepot, East Finchley Sunday 21st January 2024 Time: 11am and 2pm Book here Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford Saturday 27th January 2024 Time: 11am, 2pm and 4pm Book here Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea Sunday 28th January 2024 Time: 11am and 2pm Book here Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton Saturday 3rd February 2024 Time: 11:30am and 2pm Book here Derby Theatre, Derby Sunday 4th February 2024 Time: 11am and 2pm Book here Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield Wednesday 7th February 2024 Time: 10:30am and 1:30pm Book here The Rep, Birmingham Sat 10th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Book here Lyric, Hammersmith Tuesday 13th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Wednesday 14th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Thursday 15th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Friday 16th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Saturday 17th February 2024 Time: 11am and 1pm Book here York Theatre Royal, York Friday 23rd February 2024 Time: 1:30pm Saturday 24th February 2024 Time: 10:30am and 2:30pm Book here The Arc, Winchester Sunday 25th February 2024 Time: 11:30am and 2:30pm Book here Meet our cast!