And the Birds Did Sing

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary, new writing)

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  • Dance Base - Studio 1
  • 14:15
  • Aug 11
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Curious Seed
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


This is about living but it began with a death. This is about existing and not existing, and a child’s heart-bursting belief that there is something in between. This is about love. A woman remembers a girl who knew a woman who listened to the birds. Inspired by the depth of feeling in one tiny moment of knowing that the world will never be the same again, this evocative solo work, a collaboration between choreographer Christine Devaney, musician Luke Sutherland and artist Yvonne Buskie, explores the interplay between music, dance and the origins of stories.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Lift from street entrance to first floor
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Signed performances

  • Dates: 10 August
  • Interpreter: Rachel Amey. Features spoken word, contact the Fringe Access Bookings Team for a copy of the transcript in advance - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

The title of this poignant new show from Scottish dance company Curious Seed came to choreographer Christine Devaney during what she calls “a challenging but beautiful moment”...

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The Herald [paywall] (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

There is a poignantly poetic, meditative quality to this performance by Christine Devaney - her first self-made solo since 2005 - in which childhood memories are revisited, cherished and re-appraised through the eyes of adult experience. Now - did the eccentric old woman, Birdie, really exist? Did the birds she...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 129 days ago

The first thing that strikes one about Curious Seed’s And the Birds Did Sing is its sparsity. It is a work that has been given much room to breathe and its story, like its performer, treads slowly and carefully. This is a work born of artistic maturity, which has the confidence to...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 130 days ago

Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an evocative score by Luke Sutherland as she comes to terms with grief.The set is strewn with hundreds of screwed up paper balls...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 131 days ago

Chris Devaney, the creator and performer of this solo show, has an elegant stage presence. The eye is drawn in by the surety of her supple moves, just as the ear wants to listen to the rhythmic lilt of her surprisingly husky voice. Made for her company Curious Seed, this...

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