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By Neil Duffield

Previous productions:

 Northumberland Theatre Company (2006)

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (2004)

Octagon Theatre, Bolton (2002)

 Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2002)

    Byre Theatre, St Andrews (2002)

 Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2001)

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfiled (2001)

 The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2000)

Published by Samuel French Ltd

Minimum cast 5. Original songs.

What the press said about it....

‘Neil Duffield’s version of this traditional Russian folk tale is witty, wise and full of wonders, a really delightful little show that crackles with life and music……... a script that combines the comic and the serious and that is open-ended enough to allow for different interpretations and performance styles.’    THE GUARDIAN

 ‘I think if I were a child, this inspired production would persuade me that theatre was a wonderful magic place that I’d want to come back to again and again. One can only hope these youngsters won’t find such quality work is in short supply when they start buying tickets as adults.’     GLASGOW HERALD

‘The audience positively erupts with joy at the finale. There is not a moment which isn’t magical.’     THE YORKSHIRE POST

‘Neil Duffield’s fantastic FIREBIRD is an outstanding piece of family entertainment.  WESTMORLAND GAZETTE

‘As intelligent, thrilling theatre, this is an outstanding show….It is a treat for the imagination.’      THE STAGE

‘This really is a Christmas cracker. Charming, funny, exciting, scary and touching, writer Neil Duffield merges stories from three different Russian folktales to create a children’s show both thrillingly theatrical and mythically powerful…….this wonderfully inventive, brilliantly staged show is a must.’   BIRMINGHAM POST

‘Take someone under 10 for a treat: my fellow audience members were enraptured.’    EVENING STANDARD

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