C O M P A N Y
"The purpose of art is to delight us."
Flipping the Bird is a collaborative theatre company. We are magpies: scouring the world for glittering stories and turning them into theatre. From novels to myths, philosophers to dark secrets, we make theatre from what we see around us.
Our work is formally inventive: sometimes performed in theatres but also in nightclubs, abandoned restaurants, fields, town squares and peep show booths. No space should be safe from theatre.
Our shows begin with an idea or provocation: secret sharing, multiple personalities, identity. We work first and foremost from the audience. How do we want them to feel? How do we elicit this feeling? Our process is the alchemy of idea ≈ effect.
Abstract and non-verbal modes are important to us. Live original music is fundamental to the way we tell stories. There is a strong physical, aural or image based strand to our work.
We like to detonate questions. Our work is never polite, but seeks out fire, chaos, passion and rage.
Flipping the Bird was founded by Artistic Director Jessica Edwards. Learn more about Jessica here.
Read more about Amelia here.
Amelia Jane Hankin
Writer / Performer
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Composer / Sound Designer
C O L L A B O R A T O R S
There are several artists who work with us regularly. Read more about them below.
If you are interested in collaborating with us please drop us a line here.