PREMIERE: BRISTOL OLD VIC 23 - 26 September 2009
BUZZARD is a stage show written and performed by Timothy X Atack. It’s a comedy. And then after it’s a comedy, it’s something else.
Tim is a Birthday Buzzard. His job involves donning a huge grumpy bird outfit and trudging into the client’s home on their birthday, in order to criticise their life to date. He does so in verbose, vituperative terms, a true professional, and he’s here tonight to tell you about his work as one of the UK’s 12,300 Buzzards.
Sure, he doesn’t really want to be here. And sure, he’s distracted - this Buzzard has problems of his own. But as events unfold he will find himself telling some bittersweet, intertwining stories, about his clients, about himself, about happiness and unhappiness.
Then he’ll do a little dance, and leave…
BUZZARD is a Theatre Bristol / Bristol Old Vic commission.
Directed by Tanuja Amarasuriya and Timothy X Atack.
Produced by Katie Keeler.
Costume design and construction by Jill Paskins and Trina Bramman at Jagprops.
Animation by Dane Watkins.
Original music by Timothy X Atack and Neil Johnson.
Publicity photographs by Richard J. Andersen at Luximages.
You can read a diary relating to the show’s production here.
Click here to enquire about booking Buzzard for your venue.
There’s some more Buzzard pictures and stuff here.