19:30, Tue 6th – Sat 10th March 2007 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 7
“How long have you been here?”
Experience the surreal figures of the bitter “Thump,” the glutton “Guzzle,” the vain “Gazer,” the medicated “Gloom,” the chatterbox “Gossip,” and the indecisive “Twittering,” with their respective inner worlds of entrapment and illusion.
Enter their cage and “home”.
Watch as their bizarre characters unfold, and then how their deluded inner worlds are threatened with the entrance of “The Wild One:” their newest “cage companion;” bent on escape.
Will the Wild One succeed in her aim of breaking free from the cage?
Or are all the Cagebirds destined to remain trapped, oppressed by the authoritative “mistress” who rules over them?
Campton’s play presents a poignant exploration of freedom and oppression; considering what happens when one individual attempts to initiate change; and subsequently posing serious questions as to the kinds of self-imposed mental and physical “bird-cages” we may all entrap ourselves in.