The Bunker presents


written by Eleanor Tindall

directed by Aneesha Srinivasan

'And I was going to stop. I was only going to do it once. Just for the story, because why not, because anyone would've. I think anyone would've.'
On a rainy Wednesday evening, Cally sits at her local pub waiting for her best friend. She notices someone in the corner. She recognises them. It can't be them though, can it? It isn't. This doesn't happen.
She won't go over. She won't.

Before I Was A Bear is a new play about friendship, sexuality and hot TV detectives.
Eleanor Tindall is a playwright. Her recent work has been showcased at the Arcola Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Almeida. She was part of the Soho Theatre Writers Lab 16-17 and the Young Friends of the Almeida Writers Development Workshops in 2015. 

Aneesha Srinivasan is a writer and director from Pune, India. She co-runs Global Origins Theatre, a company for international and diasporic artists. Recent work includes Origin Stories: scratch night (the CentrE17, 2019) and The Palestinian in the Basement is on Fire by Sami Ibrahim (Little Pieces of Gold at the Southwark Playhouse, 2018). Her writing has been longlisted by the Yard Theatre (2019), Tamasha Playwrights (2018), Pint-Sized (2017, 2018) and Heretic Voices (2017).