This is a children’s musical based on Aristophanes’ The Birds. In their attempts to force humans to take better care of the planet, the birds – with the help of a renegade human – use their ultimate weapon to force an encounter with Gordon Brown. It’s absurd and playful and good-natured and it kept even the most restless children in the small audience fascinated.
This production is engaging and played with great style by the young company of 7 actor-musicians, who play an impressive range of instruments. The narrative drive wobbles slightly about ¾ of the way through but at this point the overall physical exuberance and creativity of the company carry the project afloat with great energy and imagination.
A real treat on a rainy afternoon and the parents were as delighted as their children.