Longsight Theatre presents award-winning Edinburgh Festival 2015 sell-out smash hit, Where Do Little Birds Go? starring Jessica Butcher and directed by Sarah Meadows. This uplifting and beautiful one-woman play is the debut play from Channel 4 and Bush Theatre writer, Camilla Whitehill.
It’s 1966. Lucy Fuller is 18 years old and working at Winston’s Nightclub. One night, Lucy is kidnapped by the Kray Twins and locked in a flat with an escaped murderer. This is the story of Lucy’s time with Ronnie, Reggie, and Frank.
A razor-sharp exploration of sexual exploitation and class, Where Do Little Birds Go? takes us back over 40 years, to a time when fashion, music, celebrity and corruption shaped young women’s coming of age and East London, under the powerful grip of the Kray Twins, was famous for its ‘wall of silence’.
Based on real-life story of Lisa Prescott, we follow Lucy’s journey from small-town teenager to London sex worker.
Writer Camilla Whitehill comments, ‘I’m delighted that Lucy’s story is doing a full run in London, the city that the play lives in. We still have a problem telling women’s stories in both the theatre world and the real world. It’s important to explore the pasts of those who have been ignored and restore a balance to the way we look at history. I don’t want my children, if I ever have any, to grow up with predominantly male stories like I have. This is a story of courage, music and spirit. I can’t wait to see it come to life at the Old Red Lion.’
Longsight Theatre makes award-winning, brave, intimate theatre with a focus on new writing. …the show makes us feel what it’s like to be trapped and used.
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