Draw Me a Bird at The Public
On Friday 17 August, Peut-être Theatre bring magical children’s theatre production, Draw Me a Bird to The Public in West Bromwich – an uplifting story about making music, finding a friend, and learning how to fly.
Draw Me a Bird is a dance-music-theatre piece for children and grown-ups about a little bird in a big city. Inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert – one of the most loved children’s writers in France – Peut-être Theatre invites audiences to join them as they fly from the pavement to the skies.
Following its premiere at the Brighton Festival in April 2011, the show has charmed thousands of national and international audiences ever since. Combining astounding physicality, atmospheric music, and dazzling design, four dancers take you on the thrilling journey of one little bird who falls in love with the songs a Parisian street musician. When all the other birds fly away for the winter she stays behind and makes some completely unexpected friends – including a crazy crow and an old Russian pigeon!
Following the sell out tour of The Bug and The Butterfly, Peut-être Theatre is fast becoming one of Britain’s leading children’s theatre companies. Their productions, which have all been supported by Arts Council England, have toured nationally to great acclaim and raise the bar of innovative children’s theatre. Their next venture will be a commission for The Civic Theatre, Barnsley: a new interpretation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of The Tin Soldier, which will play to audiences throughout Christmas this year.
Draw Me a Bird premiered at Brighton Festival before embarking on a nationwide Summer and Autumn tour. The production is funded by Arts Council England and Brighton Festival; and supported by Unicorn Theatre, Polka Theatre, Arts Depot, South Hill Park, Brighton Dome, Central School of Speech and Drama.
Linda Saunders, Managing Director of The Public: “Peut-être Theatre are one of the most highly regarded children’s theatre companies in the country, so we’re delighted they’ll be bringing their production to The Public. Draw Me a Bird is a visually stunning piece of theatre that promises to amaze both children and grown ups.”
Draw Me a Bird takes place at The Public on Friday 17 August at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £7 for children, £8 for adults, with family tickets £18 (1 adult and 2 children), and £24 (2 adults, 2 children).
Tickets are available by calling 0121 533 7161 or visit the website here