Interview: Designer Gabriella Slade on those colourful costumes

Love Birds' set and costume designer Gabriella Slade with sewing machine close at hand. © Peter Jones

In addition to the songs and performances, almost every reviewer has lauded the vibrantly colourful costumes. So we knew you’d want to hear from our brilliant Gabriella Slade. To read more about Gabriella’s previous credits, visit the Love Birds creative team page. Follow her on Twitter @GabriellaSlade.    What did you think when you first heard the concept of the show? Parrots, penguins …

Interview: Ruth Betteridge reveals more family history in Love Birds

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Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with Ruth Betteridge, who plays Love Birds‘ youngest Macaw Sister, Valentine. Read more about Ruth’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @BetteridgeRuth.  Tell us more about your character, Valentine. She’s got quite an interesting father in Baalthazar. What do you think their family backstory is? Valentine is loving, thoughtful and …

Robbie Sherman Explains: The attraction of penguins and other animals

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The stars of Love Birds are penguins and parrots. And this isn’t the first musical that Robbie Sherman has written featuring animals. What’s with the anthropomorphism?  Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: “Anthropomorphism” is a long word which roughly means “the attribution of human characteristics into animals.” There should be a slightly longer word (with the same …