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Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

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An early preview of a Voodoo Monkeys and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

An unflinchingly brutal and poetic story of crime, addiction, and redemption, from Theatre Royal Plymouth Lab Associate company, Voodoo Monkeys.

Today I killed my very first bird! I done it in silence, didn’t utter a word.

Are we born broken or conditioned by our environment? Do the choices we make define us? Can we ever truly escape the trauma that shapes our lives?

A darkly comic and stylish rollercoaster ride through 24 hours in the life of an East London villain. Drugs, violence, and dirty deals are a regular part of life, but when a job goes badly wrong, he’s forced to explore the conditioning that turned him from an innocent child into a monster.

Voodoo Monkeys is a new collaboration between writer & performer Jason Brownlee and director & engagement specialist Lee Hart. The company’s first show, Today I Killed My Very First Bird is a theatrical exploration of Jason’s lived experience told through poetry, performance & storytelling.

Important information

Age guidance: 18+

Trigger warnings: This show contains instances of strong/racist language, drug references, themes of abuse and sexual violence, and childhood trauma.

Post-show talk every evening