A raucous family drama about the cost of living the life of our dreams.
Gordon and Serena have worked hard to get where they are. He’s on the verge of a massive promotion at an energy giant. She’s preparing for a move into the house of their dreams.
The family appear to be cooking on gas.
But behind their perfect front door, light bulbs are blowing, the drains keep blocking, and a phone inexplicably refuses to charge. Not to mention that daughter Rachel’s adored toy polar bear is nowhere to be found.
F*ck the Polar Bears premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2015.
Tanya Ronder is a celebrated playwright who trained at RADA and spent fourteen years working as an actress before turning to writing. Her 2007 adaptation of DBC Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel, Vernon God Little, was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play as well as a What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy and was revived by the Young Vic in 2011 as part of their anniversary season. In 2009, she adapted JM Barrie's much-loved children's book, Peter Pan, which played to critical acclaim at Kensington Gardens' twelve hundred seat tent and then moved to the O2 for Christmas before touring America. It toured again in the summer of 2014. Her original plays include Table, which opened to critical acclaim in the Shed at the National Theatre in 2013, and F*ck the Polar Bears, which premiered at The Bush Theatre, London, in 2015. Other credits include Liolà which opened at the National Theatre's Lyttleton in 2013 and Dara which opened in January 2015, again in the Lyttleton.