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.
News About On Bear Ridge at Royal Court
Winners Announced For the Black British Theatre Awards 2020
October 27, 2020
The Black British Theatre Awards 2020 championed the artistic excellence and achievements of the black creatives and performers across all aspects of theatre. The program's first television broadcast on Sky Arts highlighted a cross section of some of the 2020 award-winners.
Rhys Ifans Is Atticus Finch In West End's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
November 28, 2019
Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions today announced that Rhys Ifans will play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the new play by Aaron Sorkin based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, which will open in London's West End in 2020. Further casting will be announced.
BWW Review: ON BEAR RIDGE, Royal Court Theatre
October 29, 2019
Two of the most prevalent themes in Ed Thomas' new play, On Bear Ridge, are memories and language. Set atop a mountain in a rural location, presumably somewhere in Wales, butcher John Daniel (Rhys Ifans), his wife Noni (Rakie Ayola) and slaughterman Ifan William (Sion Daniel Young) are bunkering down in their run-down shop while the snow builds higher outside the front door.
& JULIET Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
October 28, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From highly anticipated musicals to mountaineering and Welsh apocalypse, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
Photo Flash: National Theatre Wales And Royal Court Theatre Present ON BEAR RIDGE
September 20, 2019
New production images have been released for the National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre co-production of On Bear Ridge, at the Sherman Theatre.
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ON BEAR RIDGE
September 11, 2019
With just over a week to go until the production begins previews at the Sherman Theatre, get a peek inside rehearsal for the National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre co-production of On Bear Ridge.
Photo Flash: First Look at ON BEAR RIDGE; Plus VR Film Announced
July 18, 2019
The first images from National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre's production of On Bear Ridge have been released today. Check them out below!
Casting Announced For ON BEAR RIDGE At Sherman Theatre and Royal Court Theatre
June 20, 2019
Casting is today announced for the National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre co-production of On Bear Ridge by award-winning writer Ed Thomas (House of America and Gas Station Angel, Royal Court; HinterlandY Gwyll BBCS4CNetflix). Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone (The Cane and Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court) and Ed Thomas will co-direct this semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto.
National Theatre Wales Director To Take Up New Role As Creative Director Of Leeds 2023 In Late 2019
June 14, 2019
Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales Kully Thiarai will leave the company to take up a new role as Creative Director of Leeds 2023. A recruitment process for her successor at NTW will begin immediately.
The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 – August 2020
May 01, 2019
The Royal Court Theatre announces A Year Of Work September 2019 - August 2020.