HandMade Theatre: Flying The Nest

Flying The Nest is a newly devised show inspired by British Birds. In true HandMade Theatre style this piece is an interactive theatrical experience designed with and for children and families including those with Special Education Needs.

This show invites our audience to sit in their very own bird nests, enrol in hatchling college and learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, drama, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way. The piece is a visual feast of puppets, props and costumes including lots of things to get hands on and interactive.

In the creation of the piece and to support the performance we have also developed a series of exciting workshops. These help to inspire, excite and inform the production and include story telling, music, willow weaving and puppet making all influenced by our bird theme.

This unique production is developed by the HandMade Theatre’s talented team of artists, performers, makers and musicians. We have worked in conjunction with a number of key partners including Attenborough Nature Reserve, The Wildlife Trusts, Embrace Arts, Rosehill School and St Andrews School.

Created by HandMade Theatre

Produced by Amy Nicholson & Suzy Gunn

Guest Director: Becky Matter

Designed by Amy Nicholson

Interactive Birds by Emily Croxford

Set Construction by Ben Thomas

Performed by Suzy Gunn, Gareth Price-Baghurst, Ben McElroy

Photography by David Wilson Clarke

Tags: theatre puppetry