The Conference of the Birds

Mon 15th – Sat 20th Aug 2011


“Come take flight with us and hear a tale... ”





Theatre Paradok


Theatre Paradok present

"The Conference of the Birds",

an exciting piece of devised theatre in Venue 45 with the SpaceUK.

Delivered through storytelling, physical theatre and music, and adapted from 12th century Persian Sufi poetry, "The Conference of the Birds" is the tale of the birds of the world in search of their mysterious king, the Simorgh.

Into the birds' midst steps the hoopoe, calling them to join his search for the Simorgh, king of all birds. They are weighed down by their fears and their attachment to the known world, but the hoopoe’s words finally convince them.

Thus begins a journey which will lead them through shifting worlds of the imagination, out into the desert, and over the seven valleys of experience. Most will not have the strength or will to see the journey through, and for the thirty that remain on the path, what they find may not be what they sought.

Following the success of "Grimm's Tales" and their sell-out show "Nights at the Circus" at the 2009 Fringe, Theatre Paradok's "The Conference of the Birds" is magical and mystical, hilarious and profound. It will be delivered in speech and sound, in the movement of bodies and the telling of stories. Sometimes it will be silent and serene, sometimes a riot and a hoot. The search for the Simorgh is the journey of journeys that flows towards the source - of ourselves, of the universe, of the mystery of being.

Admission: £5(£4.50)

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