Friday, 6 November 2009

Congratulations Simorgh

The Crane by Red Earth Theatre Photo: Robert Day

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Simorgh is:

Red Earth Theatre
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester
and Shysters, Coventry

Simorgh has been awarded funding from the Cultural Leadership Programme's - Meeting the Challenge

In The Conference of the Birds, a 12th Century epic poem from Persia, the Simorgh is the much sought after and idealised leader. In this allegory, a group of birds embark on a quest to find the Simorgh. After a long and dangerous journey the group discovers the truth about leadership: that it comes from within themselves and is shared.