When The Birds Come, by Tallulah Brown



Audiences in Cheshire (and further afield) are invited to view a live-streamed recording of a play that was inspired by an Alaskan village’s need to relocate due to climate change.

The play, originally performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018, is written by Tallulah Brown. This production includes both original music and artwork.

It is primarily a story about climate change but also follows the relationship between a brother and sister living on the Alaskan Tundra.


Read more about the village, here.


Margaret and Stanley are part of a nomadic tribe who have been settled in a Yup’ik township on the edge of the tundra.

They need to be relocated by the government because of rising water levels are threatening to overwhelm their village.

Margaret is almost 14 years old and cannot wait for the re-location to Anchorage; she wants to start enjoying the comforts of city life with her aunt Adele.

Her brother Stanley, aged only 8, is less sure about leaving the village and his parents.

But Margaret wants Stanley to go with her, so she convinces him that he has superpowers and it is in fact him who is melting the ice.

They plan to run in the spring… when the birds come.


How to book your seat…

To be part of the audience for this production, simply email stating which date you would like to watch on:

– Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 7.30pm

– Sunday 25th October 2020 at 7.30pm

You will be sent a link on the morning of the showing, enabling you to watch the play in the comfort of your own home. 

There is no charge to watch, but audiences will be invited to donate to Ashton Hayes Theatre Club should they wish to do so.

The theatre club will be sending 10% of any profits to the Newtok/Metarvik Relocation Fund.