Meet the Canaries, a motley crew of munitions workers doing their bit for the war effort. An air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams.
Canary seamlessly combines physical theatre, sound design and historical archive material to offer audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls.
Created in collaboration with award winning Spanish theatre company Teatro En Vilo, 'Canary' tells real stories taken from Tyne & Wear Archives, The Devil's Porridge Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
Fun in the Oven are an award-winning female led physical theatre collective. The company’s distinctive style combines precise physical theatre and innovative sound design to create dynamic shows that are ambitious, anarchic and visually exciting. Canary, their first show, is a collaboration with Spanish physical theatre company Teatro En Vilo. It has toured nationally and internationally to critical and popular acclaim including winning the Audience's Choice Award at Prague Fringe Festival 2019.Book Now
Performed and Created by: Robyn Hambrook, Alys North, Katie Tranter
Direction & Dramaturgy by: Andrea Jimenez & Noemi Fernandez
Sound Design: Roma Yagnik & Ross Flight
Film Maker: Lesley Anne Rose
Costume Design: Amy Jones & Sam Fisher
Lighting Designer: Scoon Ferguson
Stage Management: Alys Woodhead / Posy Jowett / Gary Ward
Additional Sound Design: Rupert Philbrick
Additional Set & Props: Posy Jowett
Video Trailers: Matt Jamie & Andrew Beadling
Graphic Design: Scott Forbes & Robyn Hambrook
Photography: Chris Bishop
Creative & Historical Consultant: Dr Tracy Elisabeth Gillman
Research and Development Associate Artists: Karen Bell, Rosie Bristow, Matt Feerick, Bev Fox, Patricia Suarez
'my favourite theatre experience of the year' Matthew Crow, The Independent.
'simply amazing' - Michael Calcott, Prague Fringe Review https://michaelcalcottsfringeybits.tumblr.com/page/2
***** “Fun in the Oven takes hold our emotions, making us laugh, cry and in awe of their slick physically and strong ensemble. The most hard-hitting moments were always cleverly uplifted with comedy, and superbly executed.” Theatre Box Review https://theatrebox.blog/2018/11/26/review-canary-by-fun-in-the-oven-circomedia-bristol/
“an original take on a little-known aspect of wartime women’s intrinsic importance, and the humorous dialogue, well-choreographed movement and rousing singing make for enjoyable and enlightening entertainment.” Spy in the Stalls
NARC preview: https://narcmagazine.com/news-canary-northern-stage/
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