Birdy is a moving story of friendship and family, dreams and survival, exploring the effects of war, notions of sanity and one man’s obsession with birds.
Inspired by the William Wharton novel, we are introduced to Birdy – confined in a World War II military psychiatric hospital, locked in silence and trapped in a bird persona. Led by his childhood friend and fellow casualty of war Al, we journey back through their early years as we relive their memories.
As Al and Birdy leave for battle, their lives are changed forever, but who or what represents true sanity? The world we live in or those who question its reality and reason.
A highly visual experience, the performance is intensified by powerful live music and song. Physicality and dynamic circus skills are used to convey a sense of otherworldliness.