» Current Portfolio


These projects are currently in the portfolio which means that, if you are an audience member, they might turn up somewhere near you looking for an audience (hooray!). Or, if you are responsible for booking a venue, festival or event, you can book one of them - browse our Outdoor Arts Quick Look brochure, and then get in touch...


» The Whale

A giant metal Whale which swallows audiences whole, to enjoy a charming, playful and submersive theatre experience inside. Performed by a solo actor, for one person at a time, or small family groups. Surprise, delight and disbelief are the common characteristics of people on their way out!

"I loved being swallowed by a whale."

"It was very beautiful and funny."

"A Musical Poetic Whale - absolutely fantastic." [audience comments]

more | trailer | tag the whale | download booking pack

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» The Female Warrior

THE FEMALE WARRIOR is a theatrical account of the many surprizing incidents that befell the said Hannah Snell, born in 1723, and also known as James Gray, in her EXTRAORDINARY career as soldier, marine, mother, performer upon the stage & some time publican of the eponymous London tavern.

Created by Talking Birds of Coventry, based on real events in the life of Hannah Snell, aka James Gray (1723 - 1792) in collaboration with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Warwick and supported by West Midlands Museum Development and Arts Council England.


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» The Q

The ideal way to manage festival or event queues whilst keeping queuers entertained and happy, the Q is a walkabout show whose mischievous yet professional orange-clad operatives find inventive ways to enhance the queuing experience. At the same time, they invite us to re-evaluate this very British skill - and maybe even agitate for its inclusion as an Olympic event!

"Loved, loved, LOVED The Q. You must go and see it!" [audience comment]

more | trailer | download booking pack

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» The Difference Engine

Talking Birds' discreet new tool for making events and performance accessible to partially-sighted, deaf or hard of hearing audience members by delivering captioning or audio description direct to their mobile device is currently being beta-tested.

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» The OakMobile

Commissioned by the National Trust to introduce inner-city Birmingham audiences to their work. "I really liked the human warmth of the story teller, her humour and the whole imagination of it" "Wheelchair access for my son was good and the multisensory experience for an autistic child was great" "Oak spaceship of stories" "I'm 50, but it made me feel like a 6 year old again!"

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