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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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NEWS: First Theatre acts announced for Latitude 2016

In an effort to clear the winter blues and turn minds towards the summer, organisers have today [3 March 2016] announced first details of the theatre and arts line up for the 11th edition of Latitude Festival. Taking place from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July 2016 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude Festival 2016 will have the theme ‘Love Thy ...

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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 – 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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Blind – Live Theatre, Newcastle

Devised by: The Paper Birds and Grace Savage Director: Jemma Mc Donnell Producer: Bonnie Mitchell Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Taken from sounds heard throughout her whole life; from her Mother’s wise words of wisdom to lyrics of the songs she loves, Grace Savage’s autobiographical journey exposes how our aural discoveries have made all of us who we are, whether we knew ...

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