“The performance has something of the atmosphere of an avian inspired Chris Morris satire; the world is recognisable, but defamiliarized, and unsettling. In short, it’s fabulous; Caroline Smith’s performance is one of real artistry. For those who like to drink a little darkness, this show is essential. Mumble Theatre.
” Makes you see more than your eyes see to look at nature afresh” Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4.
“A towering & glamorous eccentric… A joy to watch and a loving hymn to the British obsession with birdwatching,” The Scotsman.
“Curiously cathartic” The Times.
“Genius; subversively charming ” Run Riot.
“Quirky blend of theatre, comedy and performance art. The main focus of the show is an avian diva who is preparing for a birdsong competition. If that sounds odd, it is, and that’s just a toe-dip into the giant lake of weird that Smith serves up… exactly the kind of off-kilter production for which the Fringe is famed, and rightly praised.” Three Weeks
“Deliciously dark” The Guardian.
Smith has been interviewed by Judi Herman on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Rude magazine, The Echo, Level 4 and BBC Radio Essex (2013), The Times and The Guardian (2009); her work has been reviewed in Run Riot (for Louche Women, 2013) Blic magazine, Belgrade, Novi Novine, Novi Sad (2010); Contemporary Art Magazine, Total Theatre and Art Monthly in London (2008). Her Edinburgh Fringe show, the result of a residency with the RSPB on Wallasea Island, was extensively previewed & reviewed.
Her work is in the collections of the British Library, University of Greenwich and Special Collections at Goldsmiths University.