Behind the scenes at Firebird Theatre

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.

They will be performing their latest show, A Spark and A Beating Heart on May 11-13th at The Trinity Centre


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. It’s 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.


Have a watch of ‘Behind with Scenes of A Spark and A Beating Heart

Film made by Redweather Productions:

All performances BSL interpreted.

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 Firebird’s Friends and Supporters. Photography: Paul Blakemore.


You can see Firebirds show on the 11th-13th May at Trinity

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