Work in theatres

Sometimes we do make work in, and for, theatres – and here are a few of our favourites…

Capsule | Trevor Goose | We Love You City


Venturing inside the capsule, nothing is as it seems. This unassuming box will take us on a thrilling journey over and under water, meeting fishing families, cargo workers and travellers – whose stories are as bound up with ours as raindrops are with the ocean.

From rivers that lead to freedom, and canals with narrow options for manoeuvre, to seas filled with intrigue, memories and cries for change, the capsule navigates across the world, offering us an immersive experience for six people at a time. For more details, click here.

Wow. That’s an amazing show. Make a note and when (crosses fingers) it runs again near you, get it booked. Seriously. You won’t regret it.”

audience comment

Trevor Goose & his dark night of lights

Sam Frankie Fox, John Flitcroft and Nick Walker in Goose at The Tin in 2007

The closest Talking Birds comes to a cult classic, Trevor Goose & his dark night of lights is a darkly comic singalong tale of a hapless tourism officer and a dysfunctional Hans Christian Anderson tribute band as they desperately try to perform the Little Match Girl to make a bit of cash before Christmas.

If we can sweet-talk NW, we’re hoping to re-stage it at The Nest as part of our Nestival 30th Anniversary in 2022 – watch this space…

We Love You City

We partnered with the Belgrade Theatre to explore Coventry City’s 1987 FA Cup win – weaving the thrilling story of the match itself with some of the stories of Coventry folk who were not at the match and the social and political conditions of the time.

The stage was set out in traverse – with goals at either end and the audience/fans on the terraces either side and it followed the real time structure of the match.

“I have never had such an exhilarating and moving experience in the theatre! Outstanding – a truly remarkable experience.”

We Love You City is a very brave and quite extraordinary piece of theatre”.


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