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On Bear Ridge Tickets

London Play
On Bear Ridge tickets are available for an extremely limited run starring Rhys Ifans.
★★★★★ "[A] potent study of the places we leave behind" The Observer ★★★★★ "An excellent tragicomic play elevated further by Rhys Ifans and the ensemble" The Stage “One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one.” In a lost village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden under a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Stores still stands. After a hundred years, the family butchers and grocers – a place for odds and ends, contraband goods, and the last petrol pump for 30 miles – is now silent. But owners John Daniel and Noni are not leaving. They are defiantly drinking the remaining whiskey and remembering good times, when everyone was on the same side and the old language shone. Outside in the dark, a figure is making their way towards them. A semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto. Ed Thomas is an award-winning 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. Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and Ed Thomas will co-direct On Bear Ridge. The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Tue 5 Nov Writer Ed Thomas and Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance and will be captioned with live speech-to-text
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 (21 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Oct 25, 2019

    It is not,of course,a product,but a very moving,sometimes astonishingly humorous,thoughtful and sensitive work of art,all superbly acted and produced so as to leave one reluctant to leave the theatre,eager to relish the vision,and happily,in the Royal Court,there is also an excellent bar!

  • Review Avatar Oct 26, 2019

    Wonderful performances by all actors/actress, great production, loved the theatre venue which has very bubbly bar area with lots of space for mingling.

  • Review Avatar Oct 26, 2019

    Powerful, Allegory . With a message for our troubled times .

  • Review Avatar Oct 26, 2019

    I loved the play, there was a good mix of humour and drama- the acting was spectacular, I have not seen a play like this for a long time with such heart felt.

  • Review Avatar Oct 30, 2019

    Fascinating play. All the actors were excellent. Couldn’t take my eyes off Rhys Ifans. His voice, gestures and charisma were palpable. Raki Ayola as Noni had a quiet presence and remarkable stillness on stage. Amid the huge sense of loss, there were also comic moments. Well worth a look.

  • Review Avatar Nov 1, 2019

    Great acting

  • Review Avatar Nov 1, 2019

    Loved seeing this play, big fan of Rhys Ifans and of Wales and of the language. Excellent mixture of fun amid the darkness. Powerful end to the play. Beautifully acted and produced, well done all. The theatre is lovely, but a bit chilly so bring an extra layer.

  • Review Avatar Nov 3, 2019

    A play about loss so it was never going to be jolly. Great set and all four actors were excellent. Very impressed with the theatre - seats had leg room - not always guaranteed in London.

  • Review Avatar Nov 5, 2019

    great piece..enjoyed it and recommended it further

  • Review Avatar Nov 10, 2019

    Great actors and a very good play, humour and tragic

  • Review Avatar Nov 10, 2019

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

  • Review Avatar Nov 16, 2019

    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

  • Review Avatar Nov 16, 2019

    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.

  • Review Avatar Nov 18, 2019

    great production.

  • Review Avatar Nov 18, 2019

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

  • Review Avatar Nov 21, 2019

    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.

  • Review Avatar Nov 22, 2019

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

  • Review Avatar Nov 22, 2019

    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

  • Review Avatar Nov 23, 2019

    Great play!

  • Review Avatar Nov 24, 2019

    Superb very thought provoking