Man Covets Bird @ Sydney Opera House


“Brilliant feel-good family theatre with a depth that speaks to any generation.” Sunday Mail. From Slingsby, the award winning company that brought us The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy (2009), and Wolf (2011), comes Man Covets Bird, a life affirming coming of age journey about flying from nests, birdsong and the nature of man and wild things. A boy wakes to find he has grown up. He recognises the stranger in the mirror, but his parents and his town do not. Outside his childhood bedroom he finds a bird that cannot fly and together they embark on adventures. This is the story about their journey to the big city, what they find there, what they become a part of and what they make for themselves. This wildly inventive production incorporates animation, live music and prose to tell a tale that blends equal measures of melancholia and sunshine. Receiving unanimous critical and audience acclaim at the 2010 Adelaide Festival premiere, Man Covets Bird was the recipient of a number of awards including the 2010 Ruby Award for Best New Work.


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