In a project from which King Joffrey would surely derive some tortured joy, Jack Gleeson is bringing his puppet show, Bears in Space to the U.S.
Bears in Space, which hails from Gleeson’s Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, has had successful runs in Dublin, London, and Edinburgh, and is now set to make its U.S. debut in New York City. The stage play-puppet show hybrid will have a limited engagement at the 59E59 Theaters from Sept. 6 to Oct.2
Gleeson’s latest work is about as far from Thrones as it gets; it follows two bears, recently thawed from cryogenic stasis, who are traveling on a spaceship toward the limits of the universe, while being chased by villains.
Upon his exit from the HBO hit fantasy series, Gleeson had stated a desire to move on from acting. “When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it,” he previously told EW. “It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.”
The project is written by Eoghan Quinn and directed by Dan Colley, who costar alongside Gleeson.