Paper Birds: In a Thousand Pieces
Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close, BS8 1UP
The Paper Birds present a revival of critically acclaimed ‘In a Thousand Pieces’
Ice-creams, suitcases, floorboards and buttons tell the physically and visually moving tale of a young Eastern European girl and her journey to England.
A beautifully woven patchwork of accounts, misunderstanding, movement, text and original music; ‘In a Thousand Pieces’ sees The Paper Birds deliver this touching and delicate depiction of the violent, isolated and brutal world home to thousands of women forced into the British sex trade.
Revived with a brand new cast for a 2017 Academic Tour, ‘In a Thousand Pieces’ sees stories, events, voices and settings packed up and unpacked from battered and bruised suitcases by battered and bruised women; whilst their stories fracture, reform, repeat and take on new shapes and forms exploring the epidemic of sex slavery.
Nominated for The Stage’s ‘Best Ensemble’ Award, Total Theatre’s ‘Best Young Company’ and The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2008, this is challenging and engaging verbatim, political theatre.
“Powerful and extremely moving.” THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“Absorbing, essential lovely viewing.” ‘Must See’ THE STAGE
“Imaginative physical theatre that tackles the issue with wit, verve and compassion.” THE LIST
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions