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Sarah Richardson in association with Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere of

Sun Bear

By Sarah Richardson

‘Gripping, captivating performance’ The Stage

Theatre Weekly

Everything Theatre


The Reviews Hub

A Young(ish) Perspective

Paul In London



Katy is fine (really). Just so long as she doesn’t think about him.

In Katy’s office everything is perfect. Perfect people, intrinsically entwined, working together as one big happy family. There is only one problem. Her.  

Cold, cutting and out of control, Katy is one team-building lunch away from tearing the whole office apart, personalised mugs and all.  

She is sinking. Having cut off all ties to any remaining lifeboat, Katy is drowning. Under the pressure of it all. Under the panic that refuses to give. Under the images of him that she just can’t shake. She is heading straight for rock bottom, with a line of burnt bridges blazing behind her. 

But what sent her on this downward spiral? And is there anyone left that can stop her from the impending crash landing? 

Mixing spoken word and theatre, Sarah Richardson presents the UK premiere of her award-winning, one-woman dark comedy. 


OFFIE nominated for Solo Performance in a Play

★★★★ ‘Brilliantly written and skilfully performed... Sun Bear is well worth a watch’ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ ‘The writing is incredibly funny, sincere and heart breaking... Richardson does a phenomenal job’ A Young(ish) Perspective

★★★★ ‘A vividly written character study… Richardson’s performance is wide-ranging and insightful’ The Reviews Hub 

★★★★ ‘An engaging piece of theatre from start to finish.’ LondonTheatre1

★★★★ ‘A darkly funny insight into the impact of abusive relationships... testament to Richardson’s skill as both a writer and actor’ Everything Theatre

★★★★ ‘A hilarious opening monologue that would have you wishing you had her as a coworker’ Paul In London

‘Gripping, captivating performance’ The Stage

‘It’s a brave and personal play… electric’ The Spy in the Stalls 

Winner of the ‘Simply the Best’ Award at Gothenburg Fringe 2023 

Nominated for ‘GEST Best in Fest', ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Mind Blown’ awards at Gothenburg Fringe 2023 


This spring, Make Mine a Double sees hit one-woman shows Sun Bear and The Light House join forces for an explosive double-bill, showcasing the hottest new voices in theatre.

Book for both shows and save £5 per ticket!*

*Offer only applies when both Make Mine a Double shows are booked together and cannot be applied retrospectively. See both shows in one day or split it across two.

Artwork and production images by Jacob Cox. Teaser trailer by filmed and edited by Piers Foley.