The Black Sheep Collective Theatre will be producing a unique, original adaptation of David Campton’s ‘The Cagebirds’ at Stantonbury Theatre this February.
Black Sheep are known for their dark, twisted politically charged fringe theatre. After the success of ‘Where’s Alice?’ and ‘Who’s Alice?’, ‘The Cage Birds’ is eagerly anticipated by followers and local audiences.
‘The Cagebirds’ portrays six women living in a locked attic, each absorbed in her own petty self interests and in placating their Master, who takes “care” of them. A ‘Wild One’ is thrust into the cage disrupting the normality, disturbing the peace.
The ‘Wild One’ troubles the other women who want to remain secure in their cage. Dark consequences prevail for the ‘Wild One’ when the women join together in a shattering conclusion.
‘The Cagebirds’ is a tragic insight into the psyche of neglect and institutionalisation, questioning the presence of women in contemporary Britain.
In this revival, Black Sheep Collective present Campton’s work using their iconic physical language and highly stylised ensemble movement. The cast have collaborated to produce the piece, exploring their own experiences and thoughts of the patriarchal society of today.
Black Sheep Collective are known for their bold, ambitious productions and ability to push boundaries, break the mould and ‘go against the flock’. Using Art as a vehicle to open dialogue between communities, Black Sheep aim to bridge people together, inspiring creativity and change.
‘This piece of work is unlike anything we have created before” Director Georgia Tillery comments, “working with such a talented ensemble from a variety of backgrounds has allowed us to produce an extraordinary piece that will resonate with audiences who attend”.
‘The Cagebirds’ will be performed for two nights only Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February, 7:30pm, at Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes. Ticket price £15.00, concession £12.00.
Tickets available online now http://www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/the-cagebirds/15338/ Or call Box Office 01908 324466