Created and presented by The Paper Birds and co-produced with Live Theatre
A loud, live, love song to not having it all figured out
We asked young people, living in today’s world of mobile phones and google, to write to us and ask us anything. Nothing was off limits. We received over 100 letters from across the UK. This show is our reply.
Inspired by the magazine problem pages we read growing up in the 90s and 00s, in Ask Me Anything The Paper Birds become the agony aunts. The show explores what young people think, want and worry about today. It’s about what different generations can learn from each other.
Ask Me Anything is a new immersive show from multi-award winners The Paper Birds. Set in our teenage bedrooms, it features original live music from celebrated singer-songwriter Rosie Doonan and The Paper Birds’ unique brand of mischief and mayhem.
This is a show for teenagers, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between, who, like us, are still figuring it all out.
So, take off your shoes, pull up a cushion, and come on in.
Audience experience guidance:
Suitable for ages 13+. Contains themes of mental health and youth suicide.
For Ask Me Anything tour booking enquiries email Senior Producer Charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Tour dates:
Live Theatre, Newcastle
VAULT Festival, London
G Live, Guildford
Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome
The Old Market, Brighton
The Studio, Marlowe, Canterbury
Chat’s Palace, London (postponed)
Hull Truck (postponed)
The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth (postponed)
Director: Jemma McDonnell
Cast: Georgie Coles, Rosie Doonan & Kylie Perry
Music: Rosie Doonan
Designer: Rebecca Wood
Lighting Design: Joe Price
AV Design: The Media Workshop
Sound Design: Shane Durrant
Producers: Charlotte Kalantari - Gregory & Melanie Rashbrooke
**** (4 stars) "An astute untangling of adolescent angst...humble, mature and quietly radical." The Guardian // **** (4 stars) "Big-hearted show buoyed by beautiful music.” The Stage
Buy the Ask Me Anything Programme (including script)
Did you see Ask Me Anything and want to know more about the show? Do you fancy reading the script for yourself or with a group of young people? Then order your copy of the Ask Me Anything programme NOW! In this book, you’ll find the original text written by The Paper Birds for the performance and details of the cast and creative team.
How do I order my copy? The Ask Me Anything Programme is available to order now for £9.99. You can purchase your copy in two ways; either pay using credit or debit card here on our website via our online shop:
Or download an order form and return to us directly via email. We will then raise a VAT invoice to you to be paid via BACS or cheque. Please send completed forms to email@example.com.