24th, 25th of March 2001
Cast of Characters:
Directed by Alastair McDonald
Assistant Director David Andrews
Stage Manager - Simon Allan
Stage Design - Nigel Link
Lighting and Sound - Kevin Kewin
Costumes/Props - Patricia Bowen, Rosemary Pickersgill
Makeup - Elke Hamburger
Producer - Alastair McDonald
“Birdong” by James Saunders is a black comedy, set in a freshly cleaned birdcage. The cage’s two regular occupants, Joey and Tinker, are very happy and contented cage birds. Their days are filled with long and largely meaningless philosophical discussions, interspersed with some whistling and heavy work-outs on the see-saw.
This rather idyllic lifestyle is interrupted by the unexpected introduction into the cage of Trixie, a much more troublesome, rebellious bird. Initially attracted to her, the two males begin to realise that Trixie is going to make life increasingly uncomfortable for them, until she is set free.
But Tinker has a plan…