40 Feathered Winks

The Paper Birds at Fringe Fest '08

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 25.04.2008 10:00:59 (updated on 25.04.2008) Reading time: 2 minutes

The Prague Fringe Festival 2008
and The Paper Birds Present
40 Feathered Winks (40 opeřených křídel)s)

“Disarming and totally original theatre which has one holding one’s breath. Inspired and beautiful” ****The Scotsman

Following the success of the company´s new devised show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007 The Paper Birds

…One third of human life is spent in bed; living, resting, crying, hiding, lovemaking, sleeping, dreaming and dying. 40 Feathered Winks explores the bed as a universal and personal place in which we shut out the rest of the world and experience some of the most profound human emotions and happenings. In this magical theatrical experience the conscious and unconscious mind interweaves forming a patchwork story of 8 characters as they journey in, under and over their beds.

Live original music accompanies this spectacular visual and physical exploration of time passed horizontally from sleepovers to hangovers, clinical depression to orgasms.

The Paper Birds are a touring theatre company based in Leeds, England. Since forming in 2003 The Paper Birds have co-written a television show for the BBC, devised and performed a stage production for the Northern Exposure Festival in association with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and have completed national tours of the company´s acclaimed In a Month of Fallen Sundays (2004) and Accidentally Waiting to Happen (2006) including four visits to the Edinburgh fringe festival.

Divadlo Na Prádle @ 21.00 
25th May- 1st June 2008

“Impressive, heartfelt, wonderful”
The Guardian


Welcome to the citys eagerly awaited annual marathon of theatre, dance, comedy, music and film from around the globe. All shows are in English, Czech or are non-verbal and are programmed so that you can see up to 6 shows a day and over 30 shows over the 8 days of Fringe Festival Praha. Shows take place from the afternoon to late evening, most last for an hour or so with time between to zip from venue to venue and grab a bite to eat. Enjoy a warm welcome at our fringe club where you can join the fun, meet the artists and swap notes with other fringe goers on your “hot tickets” for the day…its the fringe way from Edinburgh to Adelaide, now entering year seven here in Prague.

Tickets are 150 CZK.
Student tickets 50 CZK (only available on the door, on the day).

Fringe Voucher for 5 tickets available at Tickestream and can be exchanged for tickets on the day for 600 CZK (including handling fee) (ie 120 CZK per ticket)

Celebrate the arrival of the Fringe! Sunday May 25th – all tickets only 100 CZK

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