Archived Events/ Spring 2011

The Paper Birds

Paper Birds 2011 Spring


Thu 17 Mar 2011
Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
Age: 12+

Paper, pens and envelopes offer peepholes into strangers’ worlds, where secrets, self portraits and confessions are shared though a series of armchair interrogations. Based on a six-month exchange of letters and emails with an Iranian artist, a prisoner and a celebrity; The Paper Birds offer a visual and political exploration of ‘Other’ women, deconstructing the stories and voices of women from east and west, from different sides of the television screen and different sides of the law.

Through live music, movement, verbatim text The Paper Birds attempt to represent three absent women and question if it is possible to better understand ‘Other’ women or indeed ourselves.

‘Others’ has been funded by the Arts Council England and supported by The Junction; Ustinov Studio Theatre; Camden People’s Theatre; Sheffield Theatres and The ShowRoom.

“The Paper Birds continue to be physically ingenious, fresh-faced, thoughtful and funny”

Photo credit: Elle Moreton