The Whirlybird presented by Eco-drama (Puppet Animation Festival)

Sunday 31 Mar, 14:00
posted by Suzanne Thorpe
The Swallow Theatre Moss Park Whithorn DG8 8DR

A curious creature, ricketie-racketie on ground, but in
flight, a wildlife spectacle – a blizzard of wings, perfect
elliptical twirls, a mass of orange and browns and a
cacophony of sound! The whirlybird cannot fly like the
rest of the birds. It’s clumsy, it’s loud and does not like
straight lines! It yearns to fit in and fly smoothly with the
flock. Encouraged by its friend, the old and wise sycamore
tree, the bird starts on a journey to discover its wings,
but will it ever find a way truly to fly? This charming,
ecologically-driven ugly duckling tale, told through
storytelling, music and puppetry and set in a beautiful
birds’ nest made of willow, celebrates the differences
which make us unique. Suitable for ages 3 to 7yrs.