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Free as a Bird

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“Free as a Bird is a documentary which shows the value the arts has in helping people change their lives.”

The Free as a Bird documentary has been created in collaboration with some of imagine if‘s Bird on the Wing Graduates who have worked with us since they were in prison, and ever since they were released. It shows the value the arts have in helping people change their lives.


Bird on the Wing

All of the people you have heard from in this documentary are graduates of imagine if’s theatre and employability intervention, Bird on the Wing, which is delivered in prisons. It uses evidence-led theatre techniques to address several risk factors for criminal behaviour, including interpersonal skills, communications skills, employability and personal narratives.


Phoenix is a post-release resettlement programme for prison leavers which uses the arts to develop key employment and life skills. Phoenix provides practical support and arts-based opportunities to assist in positive resettlement and maintain motivation to cease offending behaviour.

Every single person who participates in these programmes joins our big and eccentric imagine if family. There’s always room for one more…



Creative Team

We are delighted to announce the Creative Team for Free as a Bird:

Director/Dramaturg – Chesca Joy
Producer – Imagine if Theatre
Assistant Producer – Elle Money
Videographer – Brett Chapman


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