In a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents’ house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past.
Threnody for the Sky Children is a surreal modern fable that draws inspiration from Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses, and fuses mythology and music with a hint of zombie apocalypse.
Commissioned by Bristol Ferment
Written and performed by Jack Dean
Lighting Design by Sam Hollis-Pack
Winner- Best Production, Reading Fringe Awards 2014
“Funny, wise and beautifully performed”
“Delight in metaphor and the final revelation makes this a surprising and understated triumph” ✮✮✮✮
“He commanded the stage, having such presence it was almost scary” ✮✮✮✮
“This is a story confidently, quietly told, assured of the power of its own narrative which hums with linguistic style”
“This dark comedy will have you laughing in the theatre, and lost in a reverie afterwards”