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June 8, 2016 - July 23, 2016

Shakiry Mobile Paper Birds

Designed by Rajha Shakiry
Produced by The Paper Birds

M O B I L E UK Tour Dates

8-26 June / Live Garden, Live Theatre, Newcastle

9-10 July / The Marlowe, Canterbury

14-15 July / Latitude Festival, Southwold

23-24 July / Turner Contemporary Museum, Margate

Mobile is A Live Theatre, Marlowe Theatre and The Paper Birds production: World Premiere

We are taught from a young age to aim high, to reach for the stars, to want more, more than our parents, more than the generations before us, to climb the social ladder. But as we break free from where we came from, what are we leaving behind?

Mobile is based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK, including Newcastle.

Mobile is The Paper Birds’ second show in a trilogy about class in modern Britain. Made for audiences of up to 9 people at a time, this is an inmate 40 minute theatre show set in a caravan, based on interviews conducted in communities across the UK.

Mobile explores our sense of home, belonging, aspiration, and the realities of social mobility. Powerful true stories and dreams for the future are revealed through video projection, recorded interviews, original music and interactions with a performer.


‘an out-of-this-world caravan trip…this is a show that has to be experienced’ ★★★★ The Chronicle 
‘a totally immersive experience…a unique and affectionate show that really works well. Catch it whilst you can!’North East Theatre Guide

This is an excellent and thought-provoking piece of theatre. Well worth seeing.‘ 
British Theatre Guide 

‘..the thing that makes this unmissable is the staging. You see, this is no ordinary caravan. Virtually everything in there plays a part in some technical wizardry at some point in the play… trust me, this has to be seen to be believed. Get a ticket whilst you have the chance.’ Chris Neville-Smith’s Blog on Theatre

“Engaging, frequently very funny and poignant”  ★★★★ The Independent (on Thirsty)

“Made the hairs on my neck stand on end” What’s On Stage ★★★★ (on Blind)

“It would be a sin to miss this show” Broadway Baby ★★★★★ (on Blind)

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