Bird In The Window

First previewed at Kala Sangam for schools and public audiences, October 2021.

Touring in 2022.

Running Time: 50 min.

Audience: For families with children aged 5-11.

Genre: Physical theatre, dance, music, comedy.

Themes: Grief/how to cope with missing someone.


Production Details

A new surreal, physical theatre show with lots of laughs, tears and musical surprises…and bouncy poo!

Raheem finds himself in his childhood home one evening, packing away items into boxes. Steve, an old feathery friend turns up to help the son pack but ends up making an absolute magical mess of his memories! 

It’s a joyous, energetic, roller coster of a show, about the fun times we spend together, and how these memories stay with us forever.

Technical Requirements:

Suitable for theatre spaces.

Requires a space 5m x 4m, 3.5m high.

LX plans on request.

Learning Resource

Kala Sangam were able to integrate Arts Award (Discovery) into the school day performances, with a workshop prior to the performance.

Quotes (school and public responses)

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for Wednesday. It was AWESOME! The children loved every minute as did the staff!” 

“Engaging , meaningful, inclusive”

“Connection, magic, humanity”

“The energy and tone was just right for the audience. Fun and Vibrant”


Creative Team:

Performers – Alberto Dumba & Robin Ravi.

Writers & directors – Umar Butt and Jameela Khan.

Designer – Abby Clarke.

Lighting – Katrin Padel.

Composer – Ziad Jabero.

Technical Stage Managers (touring) – Ewen Roberts & Evie Oliver

Stage manager – Frances Allison.

Videographer – Will Shelmerdine.

Producer – Jameela Khan

Special Thanks to:

2019 R&D: Louise Gibbons, Fabiola Santana, Ruth Quinn, & Sarah Punshon

2020 Remote dev: Gloria Lindh

The development of Bird in The Window was supported by:

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