The Bear Pit Board of Directors has been monitoring the situation closely.

Following government advice, and alongside other UK theatres, The Bear Pit Theatre has taken the difficult decision to close, as of 17 March. This closure will be for an undetermined period of time and will remain under review in line with government advice. This includes all Bear Pit Theatre Company productions, rehearsals, planned auditions and other theatre company hires. Please continue to check our website and social media platforms over the next few days for further information regarding future performances.

If you have booked tickets for any productions between March and April, the Box Office team will contact you as soon as we can about your refund options. Please do not contact the Box Office as we are currently experiencing high levels of calls and you could have a long waiting time.

We feel sure we are acting in the best interests of our patrons, actors and volunteers, who are vital to our day to day operations.
We thank you all for your support and patience at this challenging time.

In the meantime, the next few months are going to prove very difficult for small businesses and the arts in general. The Bear Pit Theatre is a registered charity and a voluntary organisation. If you would like to gift your ticket money back to us as a charitable donation, it would be gratefully received. The easiest way to donate is via our JustGiving page.


VOLPONE by Ben Jonson

Performed by Tangle Theatre

The classic satire of cunning and greed

Volpone is rich – filthy rich, but for him the glory of accumulating wealth is more thrilling than its simple possession. In lust for more, he and his assistant, the rascal Mosca, swindle three of the wealthiest men in the city, each believing they are his sole heir. Daring trickery and avarice ensues in this bitingly fresh version of Ben Jonson’s comedy.

Inspired by Southern African Township Theatre, a multi-skilled ensemble of three actors perform to an enticing musical backdrop of jazz-fusion, delivered with Tangle’s trademark dynamism.

Age: Suggested minimum 13+



Munashe Chirisa

Marshall Defender Nyanhete

Ché Francis


Ben Jonson

Anna Coombs
Adaption & Director

Colin Falconer
Set & Costume Designer

John Pfumojena
Composer & Musical Director

Christopher Nairne
Lighting Designer

Drew Baumohl
Sound Designer

Jonathan Waller
Fight Director


Performance Dates
19 - 21 March 2020
7:30pm (matinees 1:30pm)

The Bear Pit

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