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The Birds

The Birds

Disillusioned with their humdrum existence in the city, a pair of wanderers seek a better way of life. With help from the self-appointed King Tereus - a man transformed into a Hoopoe Bird - an unlikely alliance between the humans and a great flock of fantastical birds creates a new city in the skies and holds the gods to ransom.

Stephen Greenhorn, creator of River City, Passing Places, Sunshine on Leith and episodes for Doctor Who, has based his play on Aristophanes' comedy.

To follow their sell-our performances of Southside Stories, the Citizens Young Co. return to the Circle Studio with a comic companion piece to This Restless House.


  • 12 May 2016 @ 7.30pm
  • 13 May 2016 @ 7.30pm
  • 14 May 2016 @ 2.30pm
  • 14 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

  • Recommended for 14+
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    Running Time: 1hr 15min (no interval)