The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 29, 2020 at V&A London

Amy Nicholson

The Birders

The Birders
  • Production: Flying The Nest
  • Company: HandMade Theatre
  • Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve
  • Year: 2014
  • Author: HandMade Theatre
  • Costume Design by: Amy Nicholson
  • Set designed by: Amy Nicholson & Ben Thomas
  • Photography by: David Wilson Clarke
Flying The Nest is a devised show inspired by British Birds. Created by HandMade Theatre in 2014, this piece is an interactive theatrical experience designed with and for children and families. This show invites our audience to sit in their very own bird nests, enrol in hatchling college, and learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, drama, facts and fun, this gently humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way. The piece is a visual feast of puppets, props and costumes including lots of things with which to get hands on and interactive.