A curious creature, ricketie-racketie on ground
But in flight, a wildlife spectacle – a blizzard of wings,
perfect elliptical twirls, a mass of orange and browns
And a cacophony of sound!
The whirlybird cannot fly like the rest of the birds. It’s clumsy, it’s loud and does not like straight lines! Everything for the whirlybird happens in circles and twirls, in flips and tumbles. It yearns to fit in and fly smoothly with the flock, experiencing the beautiful sights that the other birds see when soaring through the sky. Encouraged by its friend, the old and wise sycamore tree, the bird starts on a journey to discover its wings, but will it ever find a way truly to fly?
Finding inspiration in nature and the wonder of flight, this charming, ecologically-driven ugly duckling tale, told through storytelling, music and puppetry and set in a beautiful birds’ nest made of willow, celebrates the differences which make us unique.
The Whirlybird is created in partnership with Platform and with support from Creative Scotland.
This production is part of The Puppet Animation Festival.
Supported by Puppet Animation Festival and Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live