FLIT, FLAP & FLY
Get ready to take flight for the very first time.
Young children and their big people are invited on a squawking adventure inside the nest of a unique bird family.
Flit, Flap & Fly follows a young chick’s frantic and funny journey towards independence, and her relationship with her fine-singing single father.
FINE CHISEL are known around the UK for their playful theatre and foot-stomping live music.
Join them on this noisy escapade about growing up and singing your heart out.
You'll find the birds squawking at these locations:
Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
(Cutty Sark Gardens)
24th & 25th June
Hat Fair, Winchester
(Chapter House Lawn)
Fri 30th June & Sat 1st July
Ledbury Poetry Festival
Sat 8th July
Blakers Park, Brighton
(With Brighton Dome)
Sat 15th & Sun 16th July
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Sat 22nd July
Cloudspotting Festival, Gisburn Forest
Sun 30th July
Valley Fest, Chew Valley
Sat 5th August
Just So Festival
Fri 18th, Sat 19th & Sun 20th August
Festival Number 6, Portmeirion
Fri 8th, Sat 9th & Sun 10th September
Head For The Hills
Sat 16th & Sun 17th September
The Egg, Bath
(Theatre Royal Bath)
Sat 30th September & Sun 1st October
Half Moon Theatre, Putney
Fri 13th & Sat 14th October
The show is perfectly suited for schools bookings and family festivals, with a flexible nest that can pop-up almost anywhere, in small halls or huge fields. For more information or to talk about booking Flit, Flap & Fly please contact Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org
'The children showed a very high level of engagement in the show and were completely mesmerised in the world. We were moved by the participation of the children and response the performers gave to the children's comments and actions, weaving them into the story. The children have been full of talk about the show and speculating about the nature of the birds. Our children with English as an additional language particularly enjoyed the show.' - Primary School Teacher, Bath
'A joy to watch... as were the audience's reactions!' - Venue Manager, Somerset
'Thank you for the gorgeous, charming Flit, Flap & Fly today at the farm. I am still grinning. Total magic.' - Mum, Bristol
DIRECTED by TOM SPENCER
DEVISED & PERFORMED by GEORGE WILLIAMS & MAIA AYLING
(Devised and performed in 2016 by George Williams & Andy Kelly)
With additional MUSIC by VERITY STANDEN
COSTUMES by DEBBIE HARD
MOVEMENT DIRECTION by LAURA STREET
NEST BUILDING by GEOFF BROWN (Spinney Hollow)
& ADDITIONAL CREATIVE INPUT from SIMON DAY and SARAH ARGENT
PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL BLAKEMORE.
Supported by funding from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND