When The Birds Sang (2023)
About the show
In this fantastical dance theatre show, a little girl overcomes her loss when she meets a colourful feathered friend and they embark on a magical adventure together.
Inspired by children’s own experiences, this breath-taking show from leading children’s theatre companies Theatre Hullabaloo and Travelling Light combines contemporary dance and captivating storytelling to celebrate the power of imagination.
For everyone aged 4+
Length: 50 minutes
A Theatre Hullabaloo & Travelling Light Theatre Company co-production.
Trigger / content warning:
In When The Birds Sang, the character of Jay overcomes the loss of her father and there are a few moments where it is clear she misses him or is sad. We are aware that for some children and adults who have experienced something similar, they may find some scenes triggering. We advise adults to prepare in whatever way they feel suitable and also highlight that there are many moments of joy expressed alongside this.
Read our series of short blogs written by members of the creative team:
When The Birds Sang: A Quilted Landscape
Designer Edwina Bridgeman describes the central ideas in terms of the design for When the Birds Sang and about the importance of quilts to our story.
When The Birds Sang: Scoring the Story
Discover how composer Patrick Dineen wrote the fantastic score for When the Birds Sang.
When The Birds Sang: Taking Flight
Movement Director Wilkie Branson explains how the choreography for the show was developed and the challenges of taking flight!
Performance detailsKey: Buy tickets from venue
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- Date: 23 May - 31 May
- Time: Various
- Venue: Theatre Hullabaloo
- Box office: +44 (0) 1325 405 405
- Date: 5 Jun - 16 Jun
- Time: Various
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Meet the cast
Dad & Bird
The creative team
Assistant Stage Manager