An exciting new show for 3-7 year olds and their families, The Whirlybird celebrates the differences that make us unique, finding inspiration in nature and the wonder of flight.
Scotland’s leading Eco-friendly theatre company is set to tour its latest production – The Whirlybird – to venues and museums across Scotland this spring. Through movement, music, birdsong and puppetry, The Whirlybird is a funny and moving story about a bird that yearns to fly.
In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for one, the other just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed.
Directed and co-devised by Eco Drama founder Emily Reid, the show is performed by co-devisors Caroline Mathison and Beth Kovarik with music by Greg Sinclair and set design by Claire Halleran.
Children aged 3-5 years from Buchlyvie Nursery in Easterhouse were involved in the show’s early stages of development. The children took part in sessions on the theme of birds, flight and puppetry. These sessions empowered them to use creativity to engage with their natural environment.
For further information, photographs and press tickets contact Wendy Niblock on 07961 814834 /
McKillop Institute (part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival)
Wed 20 Mar
07868 752814
The Swallow Theatre (Newton Stewart)
Sun 31 Mar 
01988 850368 /
The Barn (Banchory)
Thu 4 Apr 
01330 825431 /
North Edinburgh Arts 
Sat 6 Apr
0131 315 2151 /


North Berwick Community Centre
Tue 9 Apr
The Pagoda (Grantown on Spey)
Fri 12 Apr 
11am & 2pm
01479 873877 /
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum 
Sun 14 Apr 
11am and 1.30pm 


Platform (Easterhouse)
Tue 16 Apr
10.30am & 1.30pm
0141 276 9696 (opt 1) /
Music Hall (Aberdeen)
Sat 27 + Sun 28 Apr
10.30am & 1.30pm
The performances at the Swallow Theatre, The Barn, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, North Berwick Community Centre, The Pagoda and Aberdeenshire Farming Museum are part of the Puppet Animation Festiva

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