BIRD by Laura Lomas
In association with Derby Theatre
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 with Ali.
Following a pilot tour in 2013 at Derby Playhouse, Nottingham Contemporary and the National Theatre Studio, Bird toured to Hackney Showroom, Live Theatre Newcastle, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, Bolton Octagon.
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Cast: Amaka Okafor
Director: Jane Fallowfield
Designer: Joanna Scotcher
Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta
Sound Designer: Becky Smith
Producer: Ros Terry
“Director Jane Fallowfield colours Lomas’ beautifully crafted monologue with rich theatrical texture…Jo Scotcher’s wonderful design walks a fine line between realism and abstraction…A compelling examination of child exploitation in a sophisticated production that gives a victim’s voice the wings to fly” (4 stars, The Stage)
“Director Jane Fallowfield sets the mood of an encroaching nightmare…Bird is a refreshing attempt to understand rather than condemn a victim and a powerful and moving play.” (4 stars, What’s on Stage)