Colder Than Here

What A Little Bird Told Me Theatre

Autumn 2005. Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying, but in the meantime life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and biodegradable coffins, her family is finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to the future.

Actor Rachel Creamer and 24:7 Theatre Festival Manager Annika Edge have teamed up with award-winning director Alyx Tole to create What A Little Bird Told Me, an exciting new theatre company determined to increase female representation in Manchester theatre by simply putting women on a stage and letting them tell stories. No big statements, just presence.

After a successful run at the King’s Arms, Salford, What A Little Bird Told Me are delighted to present heir first production, Colder Than Here, written by Laura Wade (Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright winner -2005, Olivier Award nominee – 2006).

“A very good play, and What A Little Bird Told Me Theatre do it justice. A play about someone dying of cancer will not be everyone’s first choice for an evening’s entertainment, but for those who are prepared to engage emotionally with the unfolding story, this is a powerful piece of theatre.”
The Public Reviews

“The acting is universally excellent… If you can tear yourself away from the second-tier reality shows and brave the cold this January, Colder Than Here will break your heart, but ultimately lift your spirit. It’s amazing to think this is this company’s debut show. Encore.”
The Good Review

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  • Contains infrequent strong language, recommended for 15+

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