September 2008

Babul and the Blue Bear

Directed by Keith Saha
A 20 Stories High, Contact and Horse and Bamboo Co-Production - NATIONAL TOUR

Exploring Racial Tension and Belonging in Multi-Cultural Britain

Babul and the Blue Bear is a fresh, anarchic and unique piece of theatre, bringing the worlds of hip-hop, mask, puppetry and street art together in a bold, dynamic and original way. The play explores the themes of cultural identity, divided loyalties, racial tension and a sense of belonging in a multi-cultural Britain.

20 Stories High is a dynamic new Liverpool based theatre company. Working with the narrative and musical influences of young people across the country.

20 Stories High capture the imaginations of their audiences with bold renderings of contemporary tales.

Babul and the Blue Bear has been specially commissioned by Liverpool Culture Company as part of the European City of Culture Celebrations 08.

The play is suitable for ages 13 +

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Benny Jonny Leigh-Wright

Kevin, Mum, Dad, Dwayne, Masha, Grimebone Everal A. Walsh

Production Team

Production Manager Louise Tischler

Stage Manager Tamsin Rose

Assistant Stage Manager Dan Lees


Creative Team

Writers Keith Saha, Jonny Leigh-Wright and Everal A. Walsh

Director Keith Saha

Design Rachana Jadhav with Neequaye Dsane

Mask Design Neequaye Dsane

Puppet Design Jo Pocock

Lighting Design Ciaran Bagnall

Sound Design Dan Steele

“It made me laugh. It made me cry. It did that rare thing of managing to be hard -edged and simultaneously magical”

Gemma Bodinetz, Artistic Director - Everyman & Playhouse

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