A Spark and a Beating Heart
History. Myth. Remembering. What stories can we tell each other of our past?
Created and written by the company, A Spark and a Beating Heart is about us; who we are, how we came here and why we do what we do. It’s a celebration and a love-letter, a party and an elegy. Mixing the many myths of the firebird with a collective reflection on lives lived. We are here to tell you our story.
Yes, a spark and a beating heart full of fire, just before the story starts or the lights come up, us small players become the main act.
A Spark and a Beating Heart was supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also funded by the Odin Charitable Trust and the Yapp Charitable Foundation. Presented in association with Bristol Old Vic. With additional support from our Firebird’s Friends and Supporters.
This is a gorgeous piece of theatre that implicitly argues for the existence and potential of theatre, along with continued, active expressions of compassion for all members of society.
The personal detail is irresistible and creates sparks in the imagination.