Three Birds

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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.

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'A play that is as humane as it is savage...as 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"
THE TIMES
"Entirely believable...brilliant"
Exeunt
"Original and unsettling"
Financial Times
"Laced with originality and promise"
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"Great poignancy"
Evening Standard
"Truly remarkable"
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Claire Brown
Jahvel Hall
Lee Oakes
Susan Wokoma
Michaela Coel

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