‘Bird’ by Laura Lomas Autumn UK Tour 2014

‘Bird’ was presented by Root Theatre and Ros Terry for Echo Presents

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It’s 4 in the morning and Leah Bird is alone in a flat in Derby waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us what it’s like to be fourteen, fearless and full of love. But everything isn’t what it seems, and as the sun comes up, Leah begins to unpick the true nature of her relationship.

Bird toured the UK in 2014 at the following venues:

Derby Theatre – 8pm on 10th and 11th October

https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/uncontained-arts/bird

Hackney Downs Studio – 14th to 18th October

https://billetto.co.uk/bird-echopresents

Birmingham REP – 8pm 20th and 21st October

http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/bird/

Nottingham Playhouse – 8pm 22nd and 23rd October

http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/drama/bird/

Live Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne – 7:30pm 31st October and 1st November

http://www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/bird

Octagon Theatre Bolton – 7:30pm 17th and 18th November

https://octagonbolton.co.uk/bird

Supported by The Arts Council England and in Association with Derby Theatre

‘Bird’ tells a story of child sexual exploitation, which is receiving increasing media attention following high profile cases in Derby, Rochdale, Oxford and elsewhere in the UK. Laura writes about this subject unflinchingly, with compassion and humour. The play has been informed by research with charities across the UK such as Safe and Sound Derby, the National Working Group for Child Sexual Exploitation and Grooming, Engage Blackburn, Crop and Helen Brayley and Ella Cockbain from UCL.

Crucially, ‘Bird’ explores this issue from a teenage character’s perspective, giving voice to a young victim of abuse. Watch the ‘Bird’ trailer here: http://youtu.be/FgrdbG1LLhg

For more information please contact the Producer Ros Terry at ros@echopresents.com

‘Bird’ is presented by Root Theatre and Ros Terry for Echo Presents.

Directer – Jane Fallowfield

Producer – Ros Terry

Designer – Jo Scotcher

Lighting Designer – Prema Mehta

Sound Designer – Becky Smith

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