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Lizzie Nunnery: Little Bird, A New Piece Of Flash Fiction

Lizzie Nunnery: Little Bird, A New Piece Of Flash Fiction

Photo Credit: Joy Stamp on Unsplash


Set in the current moment of isolation, this prose piece provides a snapshot of a mother and daughter separated. Taking the discovery of a baby bird fallen from its nest as a focus, the story unpicks the experience of vulnerability and disorientation at this moment in time. We are all reaching out for guidance and strength, looking for a parent, looking for solace.

Little Bird, is an audio recording accompanied by an original soundtrack, created by theatre and film composer Vidar Norheim.


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Audio Credits: Text written and performed by Lizzie Nunnery. Music composed by Vidar Norheim. Cello performed by Hilary Browning. Violin performed by Kate Marsden.


About Lizzie


Lizzie Nunnery


Lizzie Nunnery is a scriptwriter and songwriter working in theatre, radio and film. Her first stage play Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman, 2007) was awarded 5 stars by The Guardian and shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre, UK Tour 2017) was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and won Best New Play in the UK Theatre Awards. It was described as a “thrillingly enigmatic memory play” by the Guardian. Other work includes the co-written verbatim play Unprotected (Everyman/Traverse Theatre 2006, Winner of Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse/Theatre503 2011), The Sum (Everyman 2017), The People Are Singing (Manchester Royal Exchange 2017), The Snow Dragons (National Theatre 2017) and To Have to Shoot Irishmen (Almanac Arts, UK tour 2018).

She is currently developing an original feature film script with Blue Horizon Productions and BFI. Her latest radio drama series, Daphne: A Fire in Malta, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2019. Lizzie is also a singer and musician, collaborating with composer Vidar Norheim. Her prose work has been published nationally, and she has toured the UK as a performance poet.


Website: www.nunnerynorheim.com & www.almanacarts.com

Twitter: @lizzienunnery

Facebook: @lizzie.nunnery

YouTube: Lizzie Nunnery


RISE Together is supported by Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council


RISE Together on BBC Radio Merseyside


Want to find out more about the RISE Together programme? Culture Liverpool’s Head of Arts & Participation and RISE curator, Alicia Smith, took part in the below BBC Radio Merseyside interview with Jermaine Foster. Just press play and skip to 51.50 to catch up now.


Sjip to 51:50 to listen to the BBC Radio Merseyside interview with RISE Curator, Alicia Smith.