Fun in the Oven Theatre, a collective of multi-disciplinary theatre makers united by a desire to create bold performance work that surprises and inspires, present Canary at The Courtyard on Monday, November 26.

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.

The Canaries are 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.

This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion’s #thankyou100 campaign. Recommended age for this production is 12+.

In conjunction with Canary, The Courtyard will be exhibiting photographs of female munitions workers from the First World War that have been kindly donated by members of the public and Herefordshire Libraries, Archive and Museum collections. The exhibition will run from November 19 to November 26 and will be free to view in The Courtyard’s foyer.

Canary will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Monday, November 26 at 7.45pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit