The Vultures’ Song

THE VULTURES’ SONG TOUR CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with real sadness that, due to current government guidance, we have cancelled the remaining dates of The Vultures’ Song tour:

  • 26th March – Pyramid Theatre, Leeds Student Union
  • 27th & 28th March – Mind the Gap Studios, Bradford
  • 4th April – Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley
  • 8th April – HOPS at Hawksworth Wood Village Hall
  • 24th May – The Civic, Barnsley

 

We have worked with the venues to reach the difficult decision to cancel, and feel it is the best way to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, actors, creative team and the venues’ staff.

 

Other ways to experience the show

Even though you won’t be able to experience the full show at a venue near you, we have various ways to add a bit of vulture-ness to your day – particularly good for keeping everyone entertained while schools are closed:

 

  1. Watch the film

You can watch a filmed version of the full show recorded at Square Chapel Arts Centre: https://youtu.be/J2CbApty2xs.

 

  1. Family activities

We’ve got some great creative activities for you to do as a family, inspired by the show. Click below to download the activities.

The Vultures’ Song Creative Challenges for Families

 

  1. Secondary School Tasks

For pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4, we have resources for schools that relate to various parts of The Vultures’ Song film and link to the drama curriculum – useful for older learners at home at this time. Click below for the tasks.

The Vultures’ Song KS3/KS4 Resources

 

  1. Primary School Resources

We’ve also got some great resources for teaching in primary schools which link to film clips, so pupils don’t necessarily have to have seen the full show to do these classroom activities. Click below for these resources.

The Vultures’ Song Primary School Resources

 

  1. Prospero

This is an interactive website by C&T offering lots of ways to explore the performance. You can see clips and interviews with the cast, find out more about the inspiration behind the show and get involved. You have to sign up for an account (there’s no cost to this and you won’t be bombarded with emails) but then you can access everything on there to do with The Vultures’ Song: https://prospero.digital/s/blah-blah-blah.

 

 

We’d like to thank all the venues on The Vultures’ Song tour for their hard work and support at this difficult time. We hope to work with you again in some capacity in the future.

Our warmest and very best wishes go to everyone in the uncertain months ahead. We’d love to stay in touch; please sign up to our mailing list at: admin@blahs.co.uk.

 

The Vultures’ Song

A new play from award-winning children’s playwright Mike Kenny for ages 9+ and families.

A powerful and entertaining story of a young girl’s journey to find a new home.

 

Vultures eat and fly, they rule the sky, whirling slowly, waiting, watching…

 

Grab a perch with four curious vultures who will make you laugh at their antics and tell you an epic tale of one girl’s bravery. They will take you on a journey through a place that was once whole but is now divided. Our feathered storytellers bring every moment to life as they transform into all the people she meets along the way – a protective older sister, friendly neighbours who take a risk to help, people making the most of the divide and other children who are now better off.

 

The Vultures’ Song is a moving story full of light-hearted moments that all ages can enjoy. It was nominated for Best Play for Young Audiences at the 2019 Writers’ Guild Awards and is written by award-winning children’s writer Mike Kenny.

 

“You could really understand what was going on and it was funny.”

Young audience member

 

“It really stood out as a very unique and special performance… It was better than we expected – exceptional!”

Teacher

 

“Fantastic…it was engaging and explored some really interesting issues.”

Young audience member

 

“One of the best productions I have seen… There was nobody who wasn’t completely entranced.”

Teacher/group leader

 

The 2020 tour of The Vultures’ Song is supported by an Arts Council of England Grant for the Arts and a Leeds Inspired Grant.