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The Bird Show

by The Last Baguette theatre company

theatre, children-and-family

A flap-tastic family comedy by The Last Baguette, suitable for ages 3+

about the production

With frolics and foraging, flitting, flying and two unusual feathery friends, this is a madcap and touching show about birds facing changes to their habitat. The Bird Show uses live music, puppetry and lots of silly bird jokes in this heart-fluttering physical comedy. We follow Henry the Heron and Sally the House Sparrow on a zany journey to become friends. This colourful, visual show gently explores the impact of humans on nature and asks the question - what can we do differently? ****"Funny, charming and thought-provoking" CreativeReviewsUK Suitable for the whole brood including fledglings from 3+

about the artist

The Last Baguette theatre company makes entertaining, accessible and eccentric work for family audiences. The company was formed from a shared love of theatre, bakery and humour in Paris by graduates of the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq schools.

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

Lighting: We are touring an ETC Nomad for our lighting desk.
Sound: We are touring QLab on a MacBook.
We require one parking space, and one dressing room.
We are technically self-sufficient and tour with our own lighting and sound equipment for rural touring venues. However, it's great to be able to use a venue's equipment where possible.

Family audience - ages 3+
Families with Primary school age children
School holiday and weekend audiences
People concerned about the environment and environmental groups
Bird watchers and ornithological groups eg RSPB or local ornithological clubs
Members of local Wildlife Trusts
People who manage or contribute towards local wildlife reserves
Comic theatre audiences, particularly comic, physical or devised theatre
Alternative, fringe theatre audiences

Funny, charming and thought-provoking

CreativeReviewsUK

Comical songs and mesmerising puppetry blend with facts and jokes to create a thought-provoking, touching piece of theatre

Weston-super-Mum

A squawking good show

Bristol Post

Colourful, visual show

We usually offer a meet and greet after the show for about 10 minutes, where audience members can try out the puppets, have a go on bits of the set, and meet the characters.
We are also offering 2 workshops to accompany the show. These are 1-2 hours long each, and are aimed at primary school age children:
Recycled Rascals puppetry workshop: A puppetry workshop based on making puppets out of found materials.
Kooky Kharacters theatre workshop: a fun and relaxed theatre workshop.
Workshop cost: £125 for 1 hour, £200 for 2 hours

Show fee:
£650 for 1 show in a day
£800 for 2 shows in a day
Discounts may be possible for consecutive days of touring, if accommodation is offered, or if travel distance is low - please get in touch to discuss with us.