Enjoy an evening at The Royal Court Theatre as they present a limited run of On Bear Ridge this autumn. Award-winning writer Ed Thomas presents this semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the marks they make on us and the unreliable memories we can't let go of. On Bear Ridge tickets are available for a limited time only so book yours now to guarantee your seats.
Bear Ridge Store still stands in a little lost village that has become blurry around the edges as borders have been redrawn. A town is easily hidden by a splash on a map, but where you could find things. For a hundred years there were family shops, butchers and grocers, a place where you could find odds and ends, a place where you could find things you shouldn't if you knew who to ask and the last petrol pump for thirty miles and now it's all gone quiet.
John Daniel and Noni own the Bear Ridge Store and they are not leaving. They remain, defiant, drinking what's left of the whiskey and reminiscing about the good old days when everyone was on the same side and the old language shone.
But out in the darkness, there is a figure coming towards them.