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Mobile – Harrogate Theatre

Devised by: The Paper Birds Co-Directors: Jemma McDonnell, Kylie Walsh Projection, Video & Sound: The Media Workshop Reviewer: Ron Simpson An audience of up to eight people sits in a conventionally comfortable caravan while the rain beats on the roof (at least it did on the first night in Harrogate) and a pleasantly chatty young woman hands round biscuits and ...

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Mobile – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: Jemma Mc Donnell Reviewer: Marina Spark Theatrical productions have, over the years, used a myriad of performance spaces. From big budget large stages to low-key fringe venues, theatre comes in all shapes and sizes. It isn’t often that you encounter a show that incorporates both an intimate, comfortable space with cutting edge storytelling technology, however with Mobile, The Paper ...

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LATITUDE 2016: The Paper Birds – Mobile

The Paper Birds - Mobile

Director: Jemma McDonnell Venue:Pandora’s Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans What defines you? Yes, you. Class? Education? Career? Income? Upbringing? If your answer was yes to any of the above, should it have been? Should we really categorise ourselves based on our decisions – some of which heavily rely on a huge dollop of luck, good or bad, to reach their conclusions ...

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Broke – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Devised by: Jemma McDonnell, Kylie Walsh and Shane Durrant Director : Jemma McDonnell Reviewer : Joan Phillips Devised and performed by The Paper Birds, Broke is a one hour examination of the relationship between money and debt on a personal, national and political level. As with Thirsty, a previous Paper Birds’ collaboration, the show is based on real stories drawn ...

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Broke – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Artistic Director: Jemma McDonnell Producer: Bonnie Mitchell Composer: Shane Durrant Reviewer: David Gann This is a theatre that is engaging and changes you. It is concerned with the ‘little people’ on this earth, yet challenges the ‘big’ principles on which so much of our lives are fabricated. These are all facets that have inspired generations of play-makers, and Paper Birds ...

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Broke – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Devised by: Jemma McDonnell, Kylie Walsh and Shane Durrant Director: Jemma McDonnell Reviewer: Dan English   Poverty in the UK is one of the more modern taboos in recent times, and it is this taboo that The Paper Birds tackle in their recent verbatim theatre piece, Broke, at Canterbury’s Marlowe Studio. The Leeds based touring company use quotes from real ...

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Broke – Greenwich Theatre, London

Director: Jemma McDonnell Reviewer: Vicki Taylor   Leeds based theatre company The Paper Birds are known for their verbatim performances exploring social and political issues. Their latest offering, Broke, shines a much needed light on poverty and debt in the UK. This is heavy subject matter but they’ve have managed to create a performance which is surprisingly playful and yet ...

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On the One Hand – Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Writer: The Paper Birds Director: Jemma McDonnell Music and Sound Design: Shane Durrant Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] On the One Hand marks the 10th year anniversary of the formation of Leeds-based theatre company, The Paper Birds. Exploring the issue of ageing in the female sex, the five characters fall into a range of ages, from the first year university ...

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