The night is young. The world is ending. The relationship is exploding.
Publicly Flora and Nic are the perfect couple. Privately, they haven’t spoken to each other in months. As the glaciers melt and the rain begins to fall, they’ve got one night to settle the scores. One of them is going to crack.
The Bearpit examines the perfect couple as their public facade shatters. It interrogates what we tell ourselves to be true versus the reality raging beneath the surface.
Utilising and contrasting text and movement, The Bearpit is an investigation into what happens when a community stops talking with each other.
In 2017, the UK seems unable to talk candidly about the unique position it finds itself in. It is polarised on economic, geographical and social divides, and cannot communicate across these fault lines. Through the metaphor of a crumbling relationship, we are investigating how we got here, and what we can do to start being honest with each other.