Purchase our Education Packs including a video of the show to share with your students
Ideal for remote learning, you can download and distribute these Education Packs of our original verbatim productions directly to your students. Included in your download is a Resource Pack, access to stream the video, and a copy of the original script (script included for Thirsty & In a Thousand Pieces only).
IN A THOUSAND PIECES
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.
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?
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.