Education Packs

Purchase our Education Packs including a video of the show to share with your students

 

 

BRAND NEW FOR 2021!

In January last year we premiered our new show ‘Ask Me Anything’ at Live Theatre in Newcastle. To mark this 1-year anniversary, we are releasing the video of the show for the very first time, alongside a whole scheme of work exploring the process, themes and techniques of the show.

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW!

 

 

ASK ME ANYTHING

A loud, live, love song to not having it all figured out.

We asked young people, living in today’s world of Google and mobile phones, 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.

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.

This scheme of work is packaged as a 4-lesson bundle.

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE PAPER BIRDS AND PREMISE OF ‘ASK ME ANYTHING’

LESSON 2: WATCH THE SHOW (1hr 20 mins)

LESSON 3: POST-SHOW DISCUSSION WITH CAST & CREATIVE TEAM + RESOURCE PACK

LESSON 4: PRACTICAL WORKSHOP FOR REMOTE LEARNING

 

AVAILABLE NOW!

£45.00 Inc. VATAdd to basket

‘Ask Me Anything’ script published by Oberon also available to buy in our online shop.

 

VERBATIM COLLECTION: 3x SHOWS

Video bundle including ‘In a Thousand Pieces’, ‘Thirsty’, and ‘Mobile’.

All videos accompanied by detailed resource packs.

‘In a Thousand Pieces’ and ‘Thirsty’ include script also.

 

IN A THOUSAND PIECES

Includes video, resource pack and script.

Ice-creams, suitcases, floorboards and buttons tell the physically and visually moving tale of a young Eastern European girl and her journey to England.

A beautifully woven patchwork of accounts, misunderstanding, movement, text and original music; a touching and delicate depiction of the violent, isolated and brutal world home to thousands of women forced into the British sex trade. ‘In a Thousand Pieces’ sees stories, events, voices and settings packed up and unpacked from battered and bruised suitcases by battered and bruised women; whilst their stories fracture, reform, repeat and take on new shapes and forms exploring the epidemic of sex slavery.

£15.00 Inc. VATAdd to basket

 

THIRSTY

Includes video, resource pack and script.

Based on our nation’s love affair with alcohol, Thirsty weaves together real booze based confessions collected from a ‘drunken hotline’ and hundreds of questionnaires answered by young and old.

From nightclubs to working men’s clubs, from house parties to dinner parties; Thirsty relays tales from the happy hours to the early hours. Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, The Paper Birds examine binge drinking culture in the UK; lost memories, gained traumas, tales of bruised knees, uncontrollable laughter, urine stained beds and sore heads. A dynamic theatrical exploration delving beyond statistics, facts and figures Thirsty looks to the faces and the voices of everyone who likes a drink and asks why as a Nation are we so thirsty?

£15.00 Inc. VATAdd to basket

 

MOBILE

Includes video and resource pack.

An ordinary looking caravan. An extraordinary experience. A treasure trove of magical theatre and digital wizardry.

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, as we grapple for university places and promotions, what are we leaving behind?

Step into our mobile home, a familiar place, of childhood songs and family portraits, where the wallpaper projects faded memories. A magical place where the radio sings lullabies and inanimate objects live and breathe. A place where we remember who we are and where we have come from, as we shape who we want to be.

£10.00 Inc. VATAdd to basket



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