‘Bird’, Katherine Chandler’s new play, comes to Royal Exchange Theatre of Manchester from 8 to 25 June.
Winner of a Judges award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, this is the world premiere of a stunningly poetic new play by the Welsh playwright.
‘Bird’ follows the journey of two young girls, Ava and Tasha, as they get into adulthood and leave what they have known as a home for the first time.
The friends test their freedoms and practice living in the world, while being surrounded by dangerous men.
Raw, delicate and bold, this story, directed by Rachel O’Riordan, is about growing up outside a family but inside the fiercest of friendships.
Chandler cites her fascination with how people cope with the transience of these two elements, adding: “Bird explores the absence of those two things and the impact they might have on us. But it’s essentially a story about friendship and love, found against the odds”.