BIRD is created by playwrights Nikki Williams and Ben Ellis, director Amelia Bird, designer Lydia Denno, and puppeteer Annie Brooks, and produced by Forward Theatre Project (FTP).
BIRD is a piece of family-friendly outdoor theatre about flight, freedom and the relationship between humankind and nature.
A lonely young boy makes friends with a fledgeling bird, and his eyes are opened to the natural world around him.
Featuring storytelling, puppetry and live music, BIRD is a feast for all the senses.
FTP is a collective of 20 theatre directors, writers and designers with a strong regional focus, who work collaboratively to create environment-responsive theatre which connects performance with its surroundings.
Established in 2009, they have since produced four full-length productions at venues including York Theatre Royal, the National Theatre, Northern Stage, Live Theatre Newcastle, Soho Theatre, and Latitude Festival. FTP is run by Artistic Director Charlotte Bennett.