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Nest – photo Lewis Wileman

Take a bird’s eye view of humans in a brand-new fun filled family show!

Encouraging young generations to care about the environment and those we share it with, Nest uses shadow puppetry, original songs and clowning to follow Birtle and Piper, two birds and their eggs, in the only tree left in the city. 

Written & Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield, this is a high energy show with giant sized props and steampunk costumes.  This two-hander gives a bird’s eye view of humans and their world below full of exciting ‘thingamajigs’ and  lots of clutter, all left in the urban landscape below.

A bottle cap makes a cracking mirror, a five-pound note makes a tip top tablecloth and dice make a delightful stool... but what will happen when the dynamic duo takes a shine to collecting and they fill their nest with too many things? 

Filled with clowning, original song and beautiful shadow play, this highly physical show uses minimal language to tell a tale about taking care, discovering what’s important and learning how to fly.

The whole show is a rainbow, full of delightfully sweet magic” The Guardian

Company information  

  • Directed & Written by Gilly Baskeyfield   
  • Composed by Mark Melville 
  • Design by Joss Matzen   
  • Lighting design by Adam Carrée    
  • Movement director Simone Lewis 
  • Musician/Beatboxer Faz Shah   
  • Voiceover by Shaban Dar      
  • Stage managed by Sharon McWilliams 


  • Cynthia Emeagi & Emily Spowage 

Nest: 16 September – 3 November 2023 

Further Information:  Touring Schedule - m6 Theatre Company