A drawing of a bird, wearing a helmet and having an helicopter wing attached to its back.

In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for one, the other just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed…


The Whirlybird is a funny and moving story about a bird that yearns to fly, featuring movement, music, bird song and puppetry.

This ecological tale celebrates the differences that make us unique, finding inspiration in nature and the wonder of flight. Suitable for children aged 3-7 years and their families, the production will enthral and inspire young audiences about the natural world and bring them closer to nature through a quality theatre experience.


“Informative but entertaining, it succeeds triumphantly by putting its story and characters first…a superb piece of storytelling.” – The Scotsman (The Worm).

  • Aberdeen and North East

    The Barn

    Thursday 4 April, 2pm


    Call: 01330 825431

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    Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

    Sunday 14 April, 11am & 1.30pm

    Call: 01467 536544

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    email joanne.edwards@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to book

  • Highland and Islands

    The Pagoda

    Friday 12 April, 11am & 2pm


    Call: 01479 873877

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  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    North Edinburgh Arts

    Saturday 6 April, 2pm

    Call: 0131 315 2151

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    Loch Centre

    Tuesday 9 April, 2pm

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  • Glasgow and Strathclyde


    Tuesday 16 April, 10.30am & 1.30pm


    Call: 0141 276 9696

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  • Scotland South

    The Swallow Theatre

    Sunday 31 March, 2pm

    Call: 01988 850368

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