Plays Directory : The Bear

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Anton Chekhov
  • Written
  • Setting
  • Overview
    A young widow, in mourning for a year, declares herself effectively dead, only to be stirred back into life by the blustering, salty-tongued Gregory, who she cannot resist despite her best efforts.

    Adapted several times by playwrights including Michael Frayn and Brian Friel.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The Bear

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6 known characters


2 known roles

Connected mandy members:

Merriel Plummer
2018, Popova
Lillian Bornstein
2018, Popova
Concetta Roche
2018, Popova
Anna Hallas Smith
2017, Popova
Rich Mix
Charlotte Hobbs
2016, Popova
Backwell Playhouse
Bianca Mulligan
2016, Popova
Francesca Nicholls
2014, Popova
The Wheatsheaf
Laura Cremona
2013, Popova
Nottingham New Theatre
Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh
2012, Popova
The Cockpit Theatre
Rae Brogan
Rae Brogan
2012, Popova
Studio 180
Hannah Robson
2007, Popova
Suzie Kellaway
2007, Popova
The Media Factory, Preston
Kathryn Stirton
2007, Popova
The Media Factory
Alison Jean Baker
2005, Popova
Angela Zahra
Angela Zahra
2003, Popova

Alternative Names

The Bear' by Chekhov, 'The Bear' by Chekhov, The Bear (Chekhov)