What’s next? Funding and touring – hopefully!


2018 has been utterly AMAZING so far.

Travelling History Show at LSE

Massive thanks goes to Jan-Willem Van Bosch who has been working with me as Director and Dramaturg. Together, we have been reshaping my material and improving my performance.

We’ve been working on the pilot version of the Queer People’s History Show which I hope will get funded so we can take it on tour later this year.

A huge thanks to friend and mentor Bev Skeggs, for giving me a platform at LSE and encouraging me to continue, also to friends Jane Czyzselska and Campbell X for unwavering support and belief in my work.

Over the last few months I’ve been working with the Duckie crew who have been supporting my bid to get the TQPHS show funded. My dream is to travel with it both in the UK and internationally – well it is after all the Travelling Queer People’s History Show.

Jan also worked with me on Turning the Tables. My new piece about Thomas Carlyle, Victorian polymath, founder of the Portrait Gallery and arch racist V and Margaret Gibb, the suffragette who attacked his portrait with a meat cleaver. I hope to take this show on tour as well.

In the meantime, I’ll be updating the website and adding more info on past shows.

Watch this space for news on the funding bid, additions to the archive and upcoming shows.

Lorra love,

Birdie xxx

Merry Christmas from Birdie and family!

Bird la Bird's Christmas card. Audio described version included on page.
Happy Christmas from the family!

Audio description by Fraulein von Marguerite Schadenfreude

Tweethearts, Christmas is indeed a time for families so I thought you’d all like nothing better than to gaze upon this image of the family serenely glowing in their humble sense of superiority!

Audio description

Marguerite Schadenfreude aka Michael Atchman has lovingly crafted an audio described version to delight your ears this Christmas.


Thankyou to everyone who came to see me in 2017. After a rough year in 2016 it’s been great to write new material and start performing again.

Thankyou everyone who’s worked with me in 2017!

2018 gigs

Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show

London School of Economics, 13th February

More details soon

Hastings, end of February

More details soon

Merry Christmas tweethearts! See you in the New Year!

Meet Trixie Macushla, the People’s Puppy

On November 20th 2016 I adopted a little rescue dog from Romania called Trixie Macushla.

My website is an empty shell without mention of her. This is the first of many.

From kill shelter


Trixie in a little crate
Trixie after her escape from Breasta kill shelter in Romania

to People’s Puppy

Trixie is without doubt the queen of all our hearts.

Trixie looking very regal in a fake fur stole. She is a beautiful jack russell cross with a white body and black head.
Trixie Macushla, the People’s Puppy

Trixie on Youtube

Here she is having a sleepover with her Auntie Nic and Uncle Sarah.

Adopt don’t shop!

You’ll be hearing more from Trixie! Trixie! Dog of history! soon!

Welcome back to my website!


Over the last few weeks I’ve really found my mojo for improving my website and sharing some of the info and documentation from previous shows.

Where’s the decorating gone?

I’ve had to strip back the gorgeous design of the old website for the time being. It will be coming back though. Watch this undecorated space.

Content is Queen

I’m going to keep adding content from my archive so keep coming back for some juicy tit bits including the following.

More, more, more content

I’m in the process of adding information and documentation from previous tours and shows. I’m doing the most recent and my favourites first so it may take me some time to get round to older pieces.

Four placards in bold colour from the rainbow flag. Each features the names of individual or groups of LGBTQI prisoners or detainees featured in the show.
Placards from Going Down at Tate Britain

I’ll tell you more about the piece and include video and photo documentation when it’s available.

Accessibility improvements

Making my shows accessible to as many people as possible is incredibly important to me. What self respecting show off wouldn’t want to make themselves available to as many people as possible?


I’ve been getting my Youtube videos captioned. They should all be done within the next few months.

Latest captioned video

Audio description

I’m currently working with the divine audio describer Michael Atchman aka Marguerite Schadenfreunde to provide audio description of a couple of key shows.

Bird and Michael sitting in the V&A cafe. Bird is pointing at a beautiful blue and while tile of Sappho. The tile shows a classical scene.
Michael and myself admiring tiles of Sappho in the V&A cafe. Photo by Dawn Hoskins, V&A LGBTQ group


If you have any access needs or impairments and you have any suggestions or feedback on how I can make my website and my archive more accessible I’d love to hear from you.