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Polar Bear & Penguin 1 - 18 Dec 2022

The Ark is excited to welcome Polar Bear & Penguin, a charming play for young audiences written and performed by John Currivan & Paul Curley.

The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear and a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, getting to know one another and learning how to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet...paws...flippers.

Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket), bring this quirky and relevant play for young audiences to life. Award-winning director Ian Cameron (White) joins the team along with designers Ger Clancy and Sarah Jane Shiels and composer Denis Clohessy.

Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with humour, friendship and fish.

Polar Bear & Penguin was originally developed by Paul Curley & Draíocht with the support of The Arts Council YPCE Project Award & Meitheal CPS – A Branar Initiative

Classroom Activity Pack

Further exploring the themes of the play, our free Polar Bear and Penguin Classroom Activity Pack for schools links in with the following strands of the curriculum:
Literacy - Oral Language
SESE – Geography
SPHE – Myself and the Wider World

You can download the pack for free in English or Irish below, to deepen students' engagement with the show when you return to the classroom.