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History. Myth. Remembering. What stories can we tell each other of our past?

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. Itís a celebration and 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.

Please click here for feedback and reviews of A Spark and a Beating Heart from our audience at Trinity Centre, Bristol 11 - 13 May 2017.

Please visit our news page for updates and photographs.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also funded by the Odin Charitable Trust. Firebird are supported by the Yapp Charitable Foundation. Presented in association with Bristol Old Vic. With additional support from our Firebirdís Friends and Supporters.

All photography: Paul Blakemore.

Firebird Theatre are 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.

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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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