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On The One Hand (Paper Birds)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Offering representations of many different stages of womanhood, Paper Birds Theatre Company walk us through life from daughter, to mother, to grandmother, to great grandmother, and crises of identity in between. A character that typifies the tone is the mother/lecturer/businesswoman: disguised as meta-theatrical confusion about the demands of multi-roleing, you realise that actually this is a woman strained by the demands of her family and workplace. A superbly thought out production, with so many elements melded together to create a piece that is both thought-provoking and reassuring, soothing and melancholic. With emphasis on the passing of time, Paper Birds confront the expectations placed on women and the importance of making a right decision.

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s, until 24 Aug (not 13, 20), 6.35pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Immi Calderwood]