In 2013, Firebird Theatre developed a new stage adaptation of Alan Garner’s arresting short story, The Breadhorse.
In this new devised work, Firebird drew inspiration from the dominant themes of the story: bullying, childhood games and isolation to create an original new piece in collaboration with a community chorus.
The Breadhorse premiered at Bristol Old Vic Studio in March 2013.
Firebird Theatre are a group of experienced disabled performers who work collaboratively to make striking, accessible performances that tell universal stories with personal resonance and theatrical imagination. They are an associate company of Bristol Old Vic.
To watch videos of the making of The Breadhorse and find out more about the company, visit www.firebird-theatre.com
Image by Carol Chilcott, Artist in Firebird Theatre; photograph by Amanda Harmanwww.amandaharman.co.uk
funders & supporters
The Breadhorse is made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England, Triangle Trust, Lark Trust, RTR Foundation, David Solomons Charitable Trust and Bristol Old Vic Ferment. Produced by MAYK.