don’t forget the birds
I sucked in the cold air, looked at the big sky and it was like being reborn.
Touring Autumn 2018, don’t forget the birds is a co-production between Open Clasp and Live Theatre, commissioned by Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham.
A true story performed by real-life mother and daughter, Cheryl & Abigail Byron.
At the end of Open Clasp’s award-winning drama Key Change, four women walk towards the prison gates. The sun is shining, their families are waiting. don’t forget the birds is the true story of what happened next for one of the original collaborators on Key Change, now released and working with Open Clasp Theatre Company. This first-hand account tells how prison took a mother from a daughter and their heart lifting journey to find each other again.
Written by Catrina McHugh MBE
Directed by Laura Lindow
don’t forget the birds was originally developed through a seed commission with Queen’s Hall Arts and Black Theatre Live.
- 13-14th NovemberQueen's Hall Arts, Hexham
- 15th NovemberTheatre Deli, Sheffield
- 16th NovemberCentral Library, Middlesbrough
- 20th-24th NovemberLive Theatre, Newcastle
- 27th November-1st DecemberBattersea Arts Centre, London