Little Bird

12 April 2017

A call to action from Hannah Hughes


Spread your wings Little Bird, it is time to be heard.

Diversity. Inclusion. Representation.

We are stuck in a vicious and messy situation.

Diverse casting is an important thing and it deserves to be activated, provoked and challenged – sing it from the rooftops.

Theatre is about voice – giving everyone a voice no matter how they speak, or what their language is. So stand tall, shout loud and be heard. Don’t back down and be a meek and mild little bird. Spread your wings far and wide and let's go marching side by side, hand in hand, stride by stride and voice by voice.

Diversity. Inclusion. Representation. We are stuck in a vicious and messy situation. We need to be the change the world needs and wants to see. Whether this is about refugees, equality or the birds and the bees. Stand tall and shout loud and be heard. Don’t back down and be a meek and mild little bird. Spread those beautiful wings far and wide and lets go marching side by side, hand in hand, voice by voice. I’ll be there every step of the way, please come and join me if you may.

Diversity. Inclusion. Representation. Let's stand tall and change this vicious and messy situation. Let’s speak loud and proud and challenge other views whether this involves going and sitting in offices or kneeling by pews. By performing on the stage expressing your anger for other people's amusement. We need to be the change the world wants and needs to see whether this is about the homeless, sexuality or the many capsized boats full of humans like us at sea. Let's stand tall and shout loud and be heard. Join me, we will not back down and be meek and mild little birds. We will spread our wings far and wide and we will go marching side by side, hand in hand, stride by stride and voice by voice.


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Photo credit: Giulia Delprato