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» The Whale

A giant metal Whale which swallows audiences whole, to enjoy a charming, playful and submersive theatre experience inside. Performed by a solo actor, for one person at a time, or small family groups. Surprise, delight and disbelief are the common characteristics of people on their way out! The Whale is in our current portfolio: click here to find out more.

"I loved being swallowed by a whale."

"It was very beautiful and funny."

"A Musical Poetic Whale - absolutely fantastic." [audience comments]


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» The Q

The Q is a celebration of the Art of Queuing. In 2012 the world’s attention will be focused on the quality of our queues, and Talking Birds is determined that our nation’s pre-eminence in this field of endeavour receives global recognition.

The Q is a highly accessible, light-footed and funny outdoor performance - and is in our current portfolio: click here to find out more.

"Loved loved LOVED The Q today as part of Six Summer Saturdays. Go experience it in Brum tomorrow, it's fab!" [audience comment]


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» The OakMobile

Commissioned by the National Trust to introduce inner-city Birmingham audiences to their work.

"I really liked the human warmth of the story teller, her humour and the whole imagination of it"

"Wheelchair access for my son was good and the multisensory experience for an autistic child was great"

"Oak spaceship of stories" "I'm 50, but it made me feel like a 6 year old again!"

Click here to find out more.


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» Song for a Phoenix

Commissioned by Coventry City Council and supported by Arts Council England, Song for a Phoenix was made to welcome the Olympic Torch to Coventry on July 1st 2012. It told some of the stories, big and small, from Coventry's first 1000 years - whilst building the city onstage - and ended with a love song to the city. Song for a Phoenix was performed at Memorial Park in front of a crowd of 20,000 - and was Talking Birds' first stadium gig...

"Brilliant show by Talking Birds, perfect way to end a memorable evening!"

"Thought it might be difficult coming on after Torch arrival, but you smashed the ball out of the park :-)"

"...it summed up the city well, not a shouty place but somewhere where significant events have occurred..."

For script, photos, video and full credits, click here.


links to The Whalelinks to article about Theatre of Placelinks to the difference engine