Festival / Live Art / Music / Theatre / 11-16 September 2023

The King of All Birds

Show Time: 14 - 16 September, 21:15 | 11 & 12 Sept, 18:30 | 15 & 16 Sept, 13:15 | 60mins

‘I’m going to do a few songs today. In about 30 minutes, we’re going to crown a new king. And then, I’m going to fly.’ 

We’re obsessed with seeing ourselves from above. We display aerial photos of our homes, we gather in our masses to watch men fly, and, every couple of hundred years, we crown a king. 

This is a fresh and playful trad gig for voice and vocoder. It picks apart our shared history with the sky: the years when it remained untouched, those first ventures into it, and now, our endless climbing: up, and up, and up.


Please note: Contains loud noise.

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Image Credit: Owen Clarke


Martha Knight is a director, composer and sound designer, interested in incorporating music and sound practices into visually bold and ambitious, playful and participatory theatre work.

Her recent directing credits include Tallaght Community Arts’ music theatre piece As If By Chance (2022), and CN Smith’s Spear (Dublin Fringe 2022).

Her recent sound design credits include NOMAD/Livin’ Dred’s Tarry Flynn, and The Citizen’s Wife Ulysses 2.2 Episode 12: What is My Nation?

She is a core artist with Tallaght-based collectives SoloSIRENs and Freshly Ground Theatre.


Developed at FRINGE LAB. Funded by the Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon. Supported by the PAN PAN Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival and by PAN PAN’s International Mentorship Programme 2021.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Please note: Contains loud noise.

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