BIRD by Katherine Chandler. Royal Exchange Theatre, June 8, 2016-June 25, 2016

BIRD

A Royal Exchange Theatre and Sherman Cymru co-production.

BY KATHERINE CHANDLER. DIRECTED BY RACHEL O’RIORDAN.

8 JUNE 2016 - 25 JUNE 2016

THE STUDIO

You know what Ava means?
Bird.
That’s what you are.
You’re a little bird.

Ava and Tash are up on a cliff. Looking out at the flocking birds. And at their future.

On the cusp of adulthood and leaving the care home they’ve always known, the friends test their freedoms and practise living in the world.

Ava confronts the mother she left behind. Tash looks for a home. And both girls live dangerously with the men who surround them.

Raw, delicate and bold, this is a story about growing up outside a family but inside the fiercest of friendships.

Winner of a Judges award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, this is the world premiere of a stunningly poetic new play by Welsh playwright Katherine Chandler.

Katherine Chandler is Playwright in Residence atSherman Cymru, where BIRD will run during May 2016. Tickets to go on sale in the New Year.


★★★★ "Bird Review - a fragile teenage tale with a fiercely beating heart" —The Guardian

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