The Festé highlight was a surreal and hilarious tour of the city centre with Maison Foo
— The Guardian (on The Alien Tourists)

creative team....

Created by Maison Foo

Directed by Kathryn Lowe and Bethany Sheldon

Performed by ensemble Eva Casotto, Kathryn Hanke and Laura Tipper

Costume Designed and made by Kate Unwin

Music composed by Matt Marks

Producer mentor Ayla Suveren


Previewing at Derby Feste 26th September 2015 

Person Birds is available for touring from February 2016

The Person Birds… These are no ordinary birds and this is no ordinary bird show, these are the person birds...

Maison Foo’s hilarious new street theatre, commissioned by Derby Festé will premiere on Saturday 26th September 2015 in Derby city centre.

12:45 – 13:15 – Cathedral Green

14:00 – 14:30 – Cathedral Green

15:00 - 15:30 – Waterfall

Sitting somewhere between walkabout and static The Person Birds will roam about, find its audience and then settle to present static moments for that group whether it be an audience 1 or 151!

Maison Foo raise their bar of ridiculousness even higher with surreal and comical life size Birds with a Foo twist. A Person Bird is a new interesting species…it is half bird, half person! Renowned for their mischievous nature, curious hobbies, silly walks and their ability to run a mock of their trainers. The Person Birds will parody bird display shows, flipping master servant relationship status on its head. Drawing on Maison Foo’s passion for clowning, physical theatre and visual surreality, this piece will be very funny, very silly and very accessible to families of all ages and backgrounds.  Full technical information will be available upon request from September 2015.

Person Birds is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Person Bird costume designs by Kate Unwin