Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
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Friday 10 February, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£15 (£12 concession)
£9 restricted view

Suitable for 12+ (PG see note) Running time: 70mins approx. (no interval) Note PG – because of the nature of the content, we require parents to accompany children. Multi award-winning company Paper Birds present their critically acclaimed, sellout show Thirsty. Based on our nation's love affair with alcohol, Thirsty weaves together real stories, memories and booze-based confessions, collected from a ‘drunken hotline’ and an online questionnaire. Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, The Paper Birds explore the stories and social repercussions of lost memories and gained traumas, bruised knees, uncontrollable laughter, urine stained beds and sore heads, particularly focusing on the women waving the flag for ‘Booze-Britain.’ A dynamic theatrical exploration delving beyond statistics, facts and figures ‘Thirsty’ looks to the faces and the voices of everyone who likes a drink and asks why, as a Nation, are we so thirsty? Post Show Discussion Approximately 9.20pm, free Photographer: Nigel Bewley