Black Theatre Live


Don't Forget the Birds

Open Clasp and Live Theatre present 

commissioned by Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham. 

A true story performed by real-life mother and daughter, Cheryl & Abigail Byron.

I sucked in the cold air, looked at the big sky and it was like being reborn.    

At the end of Open Clasp's award-winning drama Key Change, four women walk towards the prison gates. The sun is shining, their families are waiting.  don’t forget the birds is the true story of what happened next for one of the original collaborators on Key Change, now released and working with Open Clasp Theatre Company. This first-hand account tells how prison took a mother from a daughter and their heart lifting journey to find each other again. 

Originally developed through a seed commission with Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham and Black Theatre Live.