Three Birds

Janice Okoh Wed 20 Mar - Sat 20 Apr, 2013
"Beautiful and funny"
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The Royal Exchange Theatre in association with the Bush Theatre presents the 2011 Bruntwood Prize-Winner

Siblings Tiana, Tionne and Tanika have found themselves home alone. Tiana's keeping it all together by taking charge of housework and homework.

But Tionne's experiments are getting stranger and Tanika's starting to act up. As the outside world begins to press in, the three will do anything to keep their secret safe from the adults who come to call.

A startling and darkly comic drama about childhood, family and fantasy.

Set in South East London, Three Birds by London writer Janice Okoh was the winner of the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

(photo by Eric Richmond)

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'A play that is as humane as it is funny as it is alarming. It is written with as much warmth as it is with truth. It's funny and theatrical and alert and alive. It's terrific'

Simon Stephens, Playwright and Chair of the Judges for the 2011 Bruntwood prize

"hovers, brilliantly suspended, between dark comedy, thriller and an expressive human sympathy worthy of Tennessee Williams...beautiful and funny"



Playwright - Janice Okoh
Director - Sarah Frankcom
Designer - Louie Whitemore
Lighting - Kay Haynes
Sound - Emma Laxton



Claire Brown
Michaela Coel
Jahvel Hall
Lee Oakes
Susan Wokoma



Age rating - 14+
Please note this show contains strong language -
Dates - 19 March - 20 April
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm £19.50 (£12 conc)
Previews - 20, 21 March £15 (£10 conc)
Press Night - 22nd March, 7pm
Saturday Matinees - 23, 6, 13, 30 April, 2.30pm £15 (£10 conc)
Wednesday Matinee - 27 March, 17 April, 2.30pm £15 (£10 conc)
Audio Described Performance - Sat 6 April, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 12 April, 7.30pm
Supporters Evenings - Thurs 18 April
Running time - 90 minutes
Bush Local Offer - £12 preview tickets, 10% other performances