Overview

The highly-anticipated first play by award-winning poet and spoken word artist Polarbear aka Steven Camden is a must-see coming-of-age story that’s both incredibly funny and insightful.

Luke, Zia and Tommy have known each other forever. With Luke about to leave for university, it’s time for one last adventure together. Armed with Zia’s mix CD and a bag of Brummie pride, they set off to conquer Snowdon. But when things take an unexpected turn, they’re forced to face up to the reality of why they needed the trip in the first place.

It’s a little like The Inbetweeners, but sweeter…Camden’s language is irresistibly vivid

The Times

Fast-paced, savvy and funny

The Stage

An exuberant and effective debut

Bum on a Seat

Presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company in association with the Roundhouse

News

  • Live Broadcast: Polarbear's Back Down

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    The Last Word festival kicks off tomorrow and we can announce we’ll be live broadcasting Back Down by Polarbear on Wednesday 20 May.

  • Your reaction: Back Down by Polarbear

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    Currently on tour across the UK, Back Down makes its London premiere here at the Roundhouse from 16-24 May as part of The Last Word. Read what audience have been saying here.

  • In Video : Back Down by Polarbear

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    The highly-anticipated first play by award-winning poet and spoken word artist Polarbear, Back Down, comes to The Last Word festival next month.

  • In Video: We Talk To The Director Of Back Down

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    We speak to Tessa Walker to hear all about the highly-anticipated first play from award-winning poet Polarbear.

  • In video: Polarbear talks about his new play

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    Watch the new video with award-winning poet and spoken word artist Polarbear aka Steven Camden talking about his highly-anticipated first play, Back Down.