An angry orphan escapes a grey town on the back of a hurricane. She lands in a mysterious country of tiny people and wicked witches, where the trees carry bazookas, the crows recite slam poetry, and a mouse can blow your head off. In just one day, this little girl revolutionizes an entire nation. She brings freedom, and colour. Her name is DOROTHY.
AUTHOR: Caroline Bird's previous theatre credits include Chamber Piece (Secret Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith), The Trojan Women (Gate Theatre), a radical new version which received wide critical acclaim, Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre) where she wrote a piece inspired by Leviticus, and The Trial of Dennis the Menace (Purcell Room, Southbank Centre), a musical inspired by The Beano. In 2012, she was shortlisted for Most Promising New Playwright at the Off-West-End Awards. She is the author of four poetry collections: Looking Through Letterboxes, Trouble Came To The Turnip, Watering Can and The Hat-Stand Union. She has been shortlisted twice for the Dylan Thomas Prize and Watering Can received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Caroline was one of the five official poets at London Olympics 2012 and her poem The Fun Palace is now erected on the Olympic Site.