Welcome to the Bear’s lair!
We are currently preparing for our next event: the Launch on 5 December 2023 of the Nothing on Earth book and two more films. Places are free – more info here.
During Women’s History Month this year we toured Anna Reynold’s superb play Nothing on Earth. Do take a look at our quick report [below] and visit our production pages for more information.
Pursued by a Bear is an award winning theatre and digital film producer. We are Company in Residence at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
We produce new writing by some of the UK’s most distinctive voices. Much of our work is global in setting and scope (our last four productions were set variously in India, Russia, Africa and between the UK and the USA).
Founded in 1998, we have commissioned and produced over 17 new pieces for UK tour as well as a feature length film in 2012 and numerous short films made in educational / participatory settings. We have run script writing workshops and offered bespoke dramaturgical support to professional playwrights as well as emerging talent.
We work with award winning designers, choreographers and film makers to create a striking and unforgettable theatre experience. Our work is atmospheric, thought provoking and passionate.
In 2017 our American co-producers – Tiny Dynamite – led the US transfer of The Lamellar Project by Grant Watson. The show was re-conceived for a Philadelphia audience and re-named Perfect Blue.
In Autumn 2017 Rosamunde Hutt became the company’s fourth Artistic Director.
We are delighted to have produced Anna Reynolds’ breath-taking play Nothing on Earth in March 2023. Thanks to Arts Council England for the essential funding enabling this long-held ambition to happen. You can fly into the world of Nothing on Earth through our short films from the lockdown era.
DIRECTING IN ORDINARY & EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
During the 2020-2021 lockdown period we remained busy, producing Nothing on Earth: Shorts accompanied with a blog and a new ebook ‘Directing in Ordinary & Extraordinary Times’ by our Artistic Director, Rosamunde Hutt. The book is currently available to read and download on the University of Hertfordshire Arts website:
HYOC2020 IN DACORUM FILM
Our partners at Dacorum Borough Council have produced this lovely film looking back at last year’s achievements, including their involvement with Nothing on Earth: Shorts.
If you enjoy our work and want to support us please consider making a regular or one-off donation. It would be greatly appreciated.
Good wishes from everyone at Pursued by a Bear.