Eleanor Tindall’s debut play will be performed at the Bunker Theatre from the 12th November.
Reimagining Greek mythology, Eleanor Tindall’s Before I Was A Bear is a one woman show about friendship, fluid sexuality and hot television detectives.
On a rainy Wednesday evening, Cally sits at her local pub waiting for her best friend. She notices someone in the corner. She recognises them. It can’t be them though, can it? It isn’t. This doesn’t happen.
She won’t go over. She won’t.
This debut play is a darkly comic show told from a female perspective and is set to be directed by Aneesha Srinivasan and performed by Jacoba Williams (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe).
Director Aneesha and writer Eleanor said: “Before I Was A Bear was written in response to a Greek myth and an obsession with the idea of celebrity worship. It’s about coming of age, friendship and negotiating your sexuality at an age where everyone else is busy figuring it out for you. We’ve worked on this for over two years, in different iterations, at different venues – and
over those years we’ve had conversations about growing up, the male gaze, the impact of mythology, famous people we fancied at school and all the unsatisfying sexual intercourse we’ve had, all of which have now found their way into the play and into the shaping of Cally, our bear.”
The production will feature designs by Grace Venning and lighting design by Martha Godfrey. It is produced by Salome Wagaine.
Before I Was A Bear will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 12th to the 23rd November.