Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty, a motley crew of munitions workers doing their bit for the war effort. Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams.
Canary was created in collaboration with award winning Spanish theatre company Teatro En Vilo. Seamlessly combining high quality physical theatre with contemporary sound design, the show offers audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls. Join Fun in the Oven Theatre as they celebrate and commemorate the lives of Britain’s unsung war heroes.
Suitable for audiences 12+ with parental guidance*, Canary tells real stories sourced from Tyne & Wear Archives, the Devil’s Porridge Museum and the Imperial War Museums.
“My favourite theatre experience of the year” Matthew Crow, Writer for the Independent on Sunday
This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion’s #thankyou100campaign.’
*Canary contains mild references of a sexual nature and mild swearing.