Bruntwood winning BIRD flies to Cardiff before coming to Manchester

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

Katherine Chandler is Playwright in Residence at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, where BIRD will run from 13 – 28 May, before coming to the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester from 8 – 25 June 2016.

Book for Cardiff | Book for Manchester

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. BIRD is a story about growing up outside a family but inside the fiercest of friendships.

‘I’m fascinated by how people cope with the challenges and changes in life without the basic foundations of love and family. Bird explores the absence of those two things and the impact they might have on us. But it’s essentially a story about friendship and love, found against the odds.’ Katherine Chandler

Published on:
14 Jan 2016

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