Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear

UK tour, 2017-2018


Two men on stage. A woman’s voice telling you a story. The men get dressed, get heckled, get aggressive.  The woman wonders if there’s a difference between men’s and women’s bottoms.

Dancing Bear, Dancing Bear is a show about ‘men’ and ‘women’ and how we all relate to each other. Audiences listen on headphones to Hannah Ringham (co-founder of Shunt) who draws you into a hypnotic world of immersive sound and music. 


  • Absolutely fantastic… so innovative and bold and original in its theatrical thinking.  It’s funny, visually striking and contemporary – a real stand out

Amber Massie-Blomfield, Camden People’s Theatre

  • “An hour that gyrates and reverberates with questions about how men and women interact”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Created and performed by Matt Ryan and Matthew Evans with Hannah Ringham.

Lights – Seth Rook Williams

Sound – Dominic Kennedy

Selected for BE Festival and special commendation at PULSE Festival.

Developed with the support of Arts Council England, The Point, Camden People’s Theatre and The Pleasance.

Big thanks to Jo Tyabji, Sarah Wilson, mingbeast and Igor and Moreno