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Royal Court Theatre, London4.521 reviews
On Bear Ridge tickets are available for an extremely limited run starring Rhys Ifans.

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On Bear Ridge Royal Court Theatre tickets on sale now from £15!

Enjoy an evening at the West End's Royal Court Theatre as they present a limited run of On Bear Ridge this autumn as part of their politically-charged 2019/2020 season. Award-winning writer and director Ed Thomas presents this semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the marks they make on us and the unreliable memories we can't let go of. On Bear Ridge tickets are available for a limited time only so book yours now to guarantee your seats whilst stocks last!

About On Bear Ridge the play

“One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.”

Bear Ridge Store still stands in a little lost village that has become blurry around the edges as borders have been redrawn. A town is easily hidden by a splash on a map where you could once find many bits and bobs. For a hundred years there were family shops, a butchers and grocers, a place where you could find odds and ends, a place where you could find things you shouldn't if you knew who to ask and the last petrol pump for thirty miles and now it's all gone quiet.

John Daniel and Noni own the Bear Ridge Store and they are not leaving anytime soon. They remain defiant, drinking what's left of the whiskey and reminiscing about the good old days when everyone worked as a team and the old language shined. 

But out in the darkness, there is a figure coming towards them...

The play will be accompanied by a VR film. This virtual reality experience will explore a long-forgotten world set in the upper Swansea Valley. Read more about the On Bear Ridge VR experience and installation here.

On Bear Ridge West End cast

The West End cast of On Bear Ridge was recently announced with Harry Potter actor Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Amazing Spider-Man, A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre) set to star as store owner John Daniels alongside Black Mirror actress Rakie Ayola (Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, EastEnders, Holby City) as Noni.

The Royal Court Theatre cast of On Bear Ridge will also star Jason Huges (Midsomer Murders) and Sion Daniel Young (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

The West End cast will also appear in the Sherman Theatre production of On Bear Ridge, which will run from 20 September to 5 October before heading to the Royal Court Theatre in London.

On Bear Ridge creatives

On Bear Ridge writer Ed Thomas is an award-winning director and writer for screen and theatre. He co-created the television drama Hinterland and his plays include House of America and Gas Station Angel, which premiered at the Royal Court. The Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and playwright Ed Thomas will co-direct On Bear Ridge.

Tickets for On Bear Ridge are only available from 24 October to 23 November. Do not miss your chance to catch this captivating new work by an award-winning playwright. Book On Bear Ridge tickets now to guarantee your seats at the best prices.

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

24 October - 23 November 2019


Captioned performance on 6, 13, 20, 22 Nov at 7.30pm. Audio described performance on 23 Nov at 2.30pm with touch tour at 1pm. Relaxed environment performance on 16 Nov at 2.30pm.

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS

Customer Reviews

21 reviews4.5

MISS Mihaela Diaconu24th November

Stunning play. I was truly impressed with the performance.

customer24th November

Superb very thought provoking

Lamprini Karla Sypsa23rd November

Great play!

Kit22nd November

Rhys Ifans amazing actor. Loved him since I saw him in the Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. He didnt disappoint in Bear Ridge. Go see it. Kathie

Nathan Fitzpatrick22nd November

Wonderfully staged and acted. My restricted view seat was actually a great view. So extremely happy

Andrew Spielman21st November

Great acting in a rather surprising piece. Thoughtful and depressing at the same time, it’s message is applicable to every changing environment. Are “things” part of one’s memory? Are traditions, words, one’s language, one’s appearance, sentiments, part of one’s legacy? How important are memories to one’s identity, especially if there is no one else to remember YOU. As I indicated: strange, thoughtful, depressing, sad.

Geraldine Walker18th November

Great evening. First time at the Royal Court. Loved the theatre and loved the production.

Andrew Short18th November

great production.

Jennifer Iden16th November

I went to see the show primarily because of Jason Hughes. Had no idea what the play was about but really enjoyed it. The actors all did an amazing job.

Jane Stuart16th November

Got to theatre at 7pm to find play cancelled and form to fill out staff very polite and courteous even in the midst of mayhem ... hoping to get reimbursed soon sorry to have missed play

cheryl cluness10th November

Absolutely first class! Great writing, superb acting. The stories touched my heart.

Laura Bevione10th November

Great actors and a very good play, humour and tragic