How to Wrestle a Polar Bear

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On the last Saturday before Christmas I escaped the hustle and bustle of all the last-minute shoppers and headed down to the The Factory performance space here in Sligo to hear the great explorer Thaddeus M. Whimsicleese (Bob Kelly) tell us all about his adventures.

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As I walked through the door I was transported to the Antarctic with the winds howling and the stage set for a magical performance. We were read a ‘boring’ book as we waited for Thaddeus to battle the elements, and the sharks, to arrive.

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When Mr. Whimsicleese did arrive he told us tales of how he braved the ferocious creatures of the antarctic with only his farting half dog half turtle side-kick to help him and a lump of cheese to throw to the animals so they didn’t eat him.

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It was all quite thrilling and such a wonderful change from the panto and tickets were only €5. The kids got very involved and some of their answers were hilarious. After the play we were all led ‘outside’ into the snow, it all made for a magical experience.

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Now at this point I should tell you how to wrestle a polar bear but if I did I’d have to kill you 😉 So you’ll just have to make sure that you go along next time and find out for yourself. Check out the Tribe Theatre

There are a few more photos here.

 

 

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