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Colder Than Here

The cast of Colder Than Here. Photo by Chris Clarke.

Colder Than Here by Laura Wade, Directed by Jacquie Campbell. A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production. At The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, running from Tuesday 12 March to Saturday 16 March 2024.


Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions with Colder Than Here, a heartwarming play that tackles a difficult subject with humour, tenderness, and relatable family dynamics.

Meet the Bradley family: Myra, diagnosed with a terminal illness, chooses to face her situation head-on, with laughter and love guiding the way. This is no ordinary story of despair; it's a celebration of life, family, and finding joy even in the darkest times.

Myra is planning a big event. She’s choosing an outfit, selecting a venue and getting quite excited about the music choices. But Myra will only be there in spirit.  As their story unfolds we follow the relationships between Myra, her husband Alec and their grown-up daughters, Harriet and Jenna.   Tender, funny and moving – each character navigates denial, fear and resistance for Myra’s path. Yet they discover hope, humour and acceptance, uncovering that strength can allow us to find joy and light from the darkest place. 

A powerful and relatable play. Photo by Chris Clarke.

Lynn Taylor, Steve Bizley, Hannah McBride, and Sammie Horton bring the Bradleys to life with such authenticity, you'll feel like part of the family. And Jacquie Campbell, as director, brings her warmth, understanding, and passion to this powerful and relatable play. Jacquie is a local, trained and accredited celebrant. Jacquie’s ability to deliver beautiful and unique storytelling to celebrate life with empathy, passion and understanding promises a play that will also be presented with heart and soul.

Local, Olivier Award winning playwright, Laura Wade, has crafted a play that resonates with audiences worldwide.

The first night performance will also include a free post-show talk, when Director Jacquie Campbell gives her thoughts and views on the play.

Join us for this unforgettable production! Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss your chance to be a part of this special performance.

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