‘Bird’ was presented by Root Theatre and Ros Terry for Echo Presents
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
Hackney Downs Studio – 14th to 18th October
Birmingham REP – 8pm 20th and 21st October
Nottingham Playhouse – 8pm 22nd and 23rd October
Live Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne – 7:30pm 31st October and 1st November
Octagon Theatre Bolton – 7:30pm 17th and 18th November
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘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