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The Birds ()

Produced by

Bygone Theatre

Playwright: Emily Dix


Hart House Theatre


November 25th, 2022 – December 10th, 2022


The Birds is a new psychological thriller inspired by the Daphne DuMaurier short story and Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. New York socialite Daphne Daniels is headed to an old family cottage for a weekend of R&R with her brother and husband, but when her husband is unexpectedly delayed and their neighbours turn out to be Daphne’s old flame  and his new girl, tensions run high.

Things take a bizarre turn when reports of violent bird attacks start with an anxious local (Chad Allen – The Expanse) then start flooding the airwaves, making the sudden crisis brings out everyone’s deepest fears and darkest convictions. Inspired by the toll isolation and political propaganda took on many during the past few years of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Birds examines what happens when the line between truth and paranoia becomes dangerously blurred. (


Anna Douglas Daphne Douglas
Alex Clay David Harper
Oliver Georgiou Mitch Brenner
Kiera Publicover Anna Hawthorne
Chad Allen Hank
John Fleming Radio Voice
Elizabeth Rose Morriss Radio Voice

Creative Team

Emily Dix Playwright
Emily Dix Director
Wes Babcock Lighting Designer
Wes Babcock Set Designer
Emily Dix Prop Designer
Emily Dix Costume Designer
Julia Edda Pape Apprentice Director
Sarah Allen Set Assistant
Matt Richardson Fight Director


Kate McArthur Stage Manager
Ainsley Munro Production Assistant
Kiana Josette Production Assistant
Emily Dix Producer
Conor Fitzgerald Producer
Jane Aster Roe Associate Producer