A new punk musical for the politically cynical. The show starts in a classroom in a failing school. These chicks don’t see the point of voting at all. Apathy reigns until an inspiring teacher tells them about a group of ‘posh birds’ who won the vote for women 100 years ago. But as they grasp the story they realise that the battle is still raging and they are on the front line. Suffragette? It’s not over yet!
100 years to the day since women first voted in a UK general election Dougal Irvine’s brilliant new musical ANGRY BIRDS will be performed by a 20 strong student cast at the Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk in December 2018.
Homer Simpson Productions have been developing ANGRY BIRDS since 2014 and we are thrilled this reworked version of the show is getting its world premiere at Edge Hill University as part of the University’s Wonder Women festival.
Performances 13 and 14 December 7.30pm.
The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
Book here: www.edgehill.ac.uk/events/2018/12/13/angry-birds/
LISTEN TO THE SONGS HERE: soundcloud.com/dougal-irvine
“Superb in every respect. If anyone’s looking to put on a musical about the Suffragettes with contemporary appeal, this is THE ONE.” The Sylvia Pankhurst Trust
“The majority of girls’ roles are stereotypical girls in love or girls who make stupid decisions… I always want to play the boys’ parts.” Cassie (18), ‘Angry Birds’ workshop cast, March 2016
Praise for Dougal Irvine’s recent hit play Memoirs of An Asian Football Casual at Leicester Curve: “it is a tour de force in its exploration of the intersections between racism, violent masculinity and Britishness” ***** Guardian