Meet the Canaries, a motley crew of munitions workers doing their bit for the war effort. 

Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams. 

Canary was created in collaboration with award winning Spanish theatre company Teatro En Vilo. Seamlessly combining high quality physical theatre with contemporary sound design, the show offers audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls. Join Fun in the Oven Theatre as they celebrate and commemorate the lives of Britain’s unsung war heroes.



“My favourite theatre experience of the year” – Matthew Crow, Independent on Sunday

Three hugely versatile actors held us spellbound” – Julia Wright, Teesdale Mercury

Hilarious, heartbreaking, brilliant” – Audience member at Northern Stage

Fun in the Oven Theatre is a collective of multi-disciplinary theatre makers united by a desire to create bold performance work that surprises and inspires.

Recommended 12+

Please note that this performance contains strobe lighting.

Image credit: PicturesbyBish