Co-commissioned by Live Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre
The Paper Birds present
An ordinary looking caravan. An extraordinary experience. A treasure trove of magical theatre and digital wizadry.
We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we surge forward, as we grapple for university places and promotions, what are we leaving behind? And from our ladder in the stars, if we look back, what do we see?
Step into our mobile home, a familiar place, of childhood songs and family portraits, where the wallpaper projects faded memories. A magical place where the radio sings lullabies and inanimate objects live and breathe. A place where we remember who we are and where we have come from, as we shape who we want to be. Mobile is The Paper Birds second show in a trilogy about class in modern Britain. Made for audiences of up to 8 people at a time, this is an intimate 40-minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.
Mobile explores our sense of home, belonging, aspiration, and the realities of social mobility. Powerful true stories and dreams for the future are revealed through video projection, recorded interviews, original music and interactions with a performer.
'A magic box where every cupboard and drawer springs a surprise' The Guardian
'Mobile is a powerful and intimate piece' The Reviews Hub
'a thoughtful enquiry into the British class system' Exeunt
Ticket Prices and Information
8 spaces per performance.
Recommended for ages 12+
The performance is 40 minutes long and will take place in a caravan outside the front of the Royal Hall (HG1 2RD for route finding - please note there is no parking at the venue)
Please note that the company will be filming the performances on Sunday 22 October at 12pm and 5pm for archiving purposes.
When booking online a £1.75 transaction fee will be added at the end of your order. Order as many shows as you like at one time and pay only £1.75.