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Tuesday, September 05 - Saturday, September 09, 2023 St Aidan's, Leeds
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It’s 2050 and climate change is shaking the natural world. Now that the bird watchers can no longer watch, Maya’s home will never be the same again…

LEEDS 2023 and the award-winning National Youth Theatre are staging a series of breathtaking events against the stunning backdrop of RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park, in a once-in-a-generation experience for performers and audience alike.

Follow a cast of 160 performers on a quest through the site, exploring it across several beautiful locations as it is spectacularly animated with music, movement and projection like never before. Join us this September for a timely, urgent and hopeful piece that will showcase world class creative talent and acts as an epic call to action about the future of our planet.

Creative Team

Writer - Emma Nuttall

Director - Paul Roseby

Deputy Director - Hamish MacDougall

Set & Costume Designer - Amy Pitt

Lighting Designer - Prema Mehta

Sound Designer - Dan Steele

Movement Director - Matteo Marfoglia

Composer - Nicola T. Chang

Video Designer - Nina Dunn for PixelLux

Dramaturg - Josie Daxter

Associate Director - Kash Arshad

Associate Director - Eleanor Manners

Associate Director - Alex Palmer

Associate Director & Co-director of Compass Collective - Patrick Riley

Associate Director - Tess Seddon

Assistant Director - Anna Phillips

Lead Video Engineer - Harrison Cooke

Disguise Programmer - Luigi Sardi

Video Engineer - Marc Lavallee

2D Animators - Nina Dunn, Libby Ward, Christopher Harrisson

3D Animator - Matt Brown

Design Assistant - David Ahern

Design Assistant - Alice Helps

Design Assistant - Jenna Jardine

Design Assistant - Lydia Reed

Design Assistant - Nick Sellek

Dance Assistant - Maria Vittoria Bortolotti

Dance Assistant - Jorden Brooks

Lighting Operation - Wingnut

Sound Operation - 3D Production

Sound Crew - Glen Massa

Sound Crew - Yoanna Krastitelska

Sound Crew - Connor Duckworth

Sound Crew - Alex Chapman

Creative Draughtsperson - Anna Wright

Stage Management

Production Manager - Matt Noddinngs

Site Manager - Helen Tytherleigh

Production Stage Manager - Amy Wildgoose

Company Stage Manager - Sarah Longson

Company Stage Manager - Lorna Adamson

Company Stage Manager - Catherine Harmer

Company Stage Manager & Wellbeing Practitioner - Alistair Wilkinson

Company Stage Manager - Alexa Penny

Deputy Stage Manager - Danielle Harris

Deputy Stage Manager - Richard Herrick

Deputy Stage Manager - Ellie Leaver

Deputy Stage Manager - Loren Rayner

Deputy Stage Manager - Molly Tackaberry

Assistant Stage Manager - Eve Buckner

Assistant Stage Manager - Amari Creak

Assistant Stage Manager - Immy Glover

Assistant Stage Manager - Peter Kilner

Assistant Stage Manager - Ailsa Philbin

Assistant Stage Manager - Ben Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager - Maddy Whitby



Muna Abdulahi

Laila Latifa

Megan Keaveny

Saskia Kraftowitz

Rosie Walker


Roseby Franklin

Evie Kaisi

Aekam Kaur

LeeAnn Sule

Oliver Taylor

Eve Tinsley

Joe Zanzarotta

Nest Fest

Patrick Gregan

Tash Hudson

Tahir Shah

Melina Shillito


Meiraf Abaz

Alnazir Adam

Mohammed Adam

Holly Amos

Samuel Antwi

Gracie Avery

Russell Balaam

Daisy Budianta

Bella Davies

Daniel Ferrier

Ela Fisher

Millie Germain

Katie Griffiths

Mustafa Husseini

Issie Jones

Jose Matias

Mortadha Mustafa

Jessica Nolan

Natasha Norris

Edie Powell

Amelia Richardson

Morgadam Salah

Daniel Seorici

Elsa Sesay Asmara

Amy Shaw

Ruby simm papoui

Youyang Song

Issa Tahir

Chloe Walker

Ash Walshaw

Ashia Walwyn

William Whelan

Petrified Forest & Nest Fest

Emma Brown

Leah Chambers-Sims

Anna Forshaw

Verity Fullerton-Smith

Georgia Hair

Aisha Kacie

Mamie Keegan

Sarah Jane Messenger

Shona McArthur

Michael Sookhan

Sally Pickering


Ayana Beatrice Poblete

Sarah Bowes

Olivia Churchill

Storm Coulson-Johnson

Hamish Dunn

Rushali Lakhani

Evie Murphy-King

Jude Pollitt

Isabelle Quigley

Simmi Ryatt

Melina Shillito

Phoenix Stanbury


Hester Cox

Hoi Yan Chan

Natasha Lunt

Oscar Miles

Jack Moorby

Max Parkhouse

Marco Quille


Michelle Wood

Nanna (Understudy)

Sheila Masterton

Paul Roseby


Emma Nuttall


St Aidan's, Leeds

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park,
Astley Lane, Leeds
National Youth Theatre would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support