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Coming soon on 11th, 12th & 13th May at the Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol

A Spark and a Beating Heart

Performance times to be confirmed

Created and written by the company, A Spark and a Beating Heart is about us. Who we are, how we came here and why we do what we do. It’s a celebration & a love-letter, a party and an elegy. Mixing the many myths of the firebird with a collective reflection on lives lived. We are here to tell you our story.

“Yes, a spark and a beating heart full of fire, just before the story starts or the lights come up, us small players become the main act.”

Firebird Theatre is a unique group of disabled theatre-makers, spanning generations. They have been making theatre together for 25 years. Their experiences tell stories of shifting attitudes towards difference and disability; of understanding and ignorance.

This work has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Programme,, as well as support from private donations and other Trusts.

Please visit our news page for updates and photographs.

The following film is of work in progress for A Spark and a Beating Heart, from a performance in May 2016 at Bristol Old Vic.

Film made and donated by Redweather Productions:

Firebird Theatre is proud to be an Associate Company of Bristol Old Vic and to have Olivier Award winner, Kathryn Hunter, as its patron.

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Firebird Theatre is also funded by:

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The Odin Charitable Trust
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