Spring Loaded

The Birds Mechanical Theatre Performance is an interactive street theatre piece. With the kinetic structures made by students of design and scenic arts as the central characters, the story of Aristophanes’ The Birds is transformed into a comical and anarchic event. The animated mobile structures, made from found objects, wheels and industrial debris are manoeuvred by the performer/operators, amongst the audience, who become participants within the performance. Acoustic sound, visual ingenuity and chance happenings are integral to the piece which is intended to last approximately 25 minutes

It is designed to be presented in a public open air or large hall setting, with natural daylight, amongst a non seated audience.

Rose Bruford College. Theatre Design and Scenic Arts Departments