Following a successful preview run in February, Lee Hart (Theatre Makers Fellow, 2022) with Voodoo Monkeys and Theatre Royal Plymouth is preparing to take Today I Killed My Very First Bird to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A Southeast London gangster starts to lose his grip on reality when he’s forced to look back at the traumatic childhood that made him who he is. The more he remembers, the more brutal he becomes. But just when he’s offered a second chance, it might all be too late.
Pacey, powerful, and heartbreakingly authentic, the show explores hope and despair, combining immersive sound and bold storytelling to create a vivid and visceral theatrical experience. This co-production is an unflinching, relentless, and stomach-churning new play based on writer and performer Jason Brownlee’s lived experience.
Today I Killed My Very First Bird is a brutal and poetic story of crime, addiction, and redemption. Performed by Brownlee, along with four other cast members, almost entirely seated, the production uses his unique authentic voice to create a potent, dramatic world. Pivoting from extreme representations of poverty to deeply spiritual explorations of what it means to truly recover and escape the legacy that has been pre-determined for you, the lived experience cries out through Brownlee’s writing.”
Today I Killed My Very First Bird is showing at Pleasance Courtyard (Beside)
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Wednesday 3 – Monday 29 August 2022 (not 10, 17) at 2.10pm.
Tickets available at the Pleasance.