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Angry Birds to cause a flap in Havering College production

15:37 21 May 2014

Havering College students to become Angry Birds.

Havering College students to become Angry Birds.

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An award winning lyricist and composer will be putting on a modern retelling of the suffragette movement with college students in Hornchurch.

The piece is written by award-winning music writer Dougal Irvine.The piece is written by award-winning music writer Dougal Irvine.

The musical production Angry Birds was developed by students of Havering College and acclaimed musical writer Dougal Irvine and will be showing at The Space, Havering College, until Friday.

Audiences will be presented with the suffragette movement as never seen before, set in a mythical bird-world with a musical punk twist.

The story follows Emmeline Pea-Hen who is fighting for the right to sing, along with a brood of hacked off hens whose fight for equality is set to stun the parliament of owls.

Lecturer Simon Gray said: “It’s a musical like no other musical, it’s very angry, it’s very dark, it’s full of teenage anger.” He added: “It’s about any period where there are oppressed people.”

The musical is set in a mythical bird-world.The musical is set in a mythical bird-world.

Havering students from a variety of creative departments have pulled together to provide costumes, graphics, live music, choreography and direction with the guidance of college lecturers.

The show starts at 7.30pm and will be running every evening up until Friday. There is also an additional 2.30pm showing tomorrow. Tickets cost £5 with discounts available for students. Call 017 0846 2732 to book.

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