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The Birds

Citizens Theatre


The Citizens Young Co. perform a raunchy comedy full of saucy innuendo and song based on an ancient Greek comedy.

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.

Winner of the Second Prize in the City of Dionysia Comedy Awards, 414BC

Circle Studio

Recommended for 14+
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop