A Spark and a Beating Heart
Devised by Firebird Theatre
Produced by MAYK
Presented in association with Bristol Old Vic
History. Myth. Remembering. What stories can we tell each other of our past?
Created and written by the company, A Spark and a Beating Heart is about us. Who we are, how we came here and why we do what we do. It’s a celebration and a love-letter, a party and an elegy. Mixing the many myths of the firebird with a collective reflection on lives lived. We are here to tell you our story.
Yes, a spark and a beating heart full of fire, just before the story starts or the lights come up, us small players become the main act.
Firebird Theatre are a unique group of disabled theatre-makers, spanning generations. They have been making theatre together for 25 years. Their experiences tell stories of shifting attitudes towards difference and disability; of understanding and ignorance.
All performances are BSL Interpreted.