The world premiere of the new play Early Birds, from the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite sit-coms.
Early Birds starts with a chance encounter in a West End hotel, and ends with a show considered so saucy it was nearly cancelled two weeks into its run, yet which is about to enter its thirtieth year as TV comedy classic Birds of a Feather.
The cast will be comprised of members of the Q Productions Rep Company: Sue Appleby as Lesley/Dorien, Katriona Perrett as Linda/Tracey, Harriet Watson as Pauline/Sharon, Samuel Haughton as Chris/Trix/Gareth, Nick Howden-Seenstra as Laurence, Michael Larcombe as DG/Barman/ Flight Attendant/Tailor, Christopher Lowry as Daryl/Darren/Jonathon, Alastair Natkiel as Maurice Gran, Declan Perring as Cover and Charlie Quirke as Allen/Mr Timms/Eamon. Charlie also plays Travis Stubbs in Birds of a Feather acting alongside his mother Pauline Quirke.
Alongside Birds of a Feather, writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are perhaps best-known for their television classics Shine on Harvey Moon, The New Statesman and Goodnight Sweetheart. Theatre writing credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save The Last Dance For Me and Dreamboats and Miniskirts.
Early Birds will be directed by Alexandra Sumner-Hughes, with sound and light design by Dickson Cossar. It is produced by Q Productions.
Early Birds runs at at PQA VENUES @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) from 3 – 27 August (excl. 8, 15, 22) at 18:00. Dates/Times/Tickets