In their new show, storyteller Malcolm Green and musician Joshua Green follow the trail of the Cuckoo to explore the fascinating world of this extraordinary creature through stories, music and song.
It’s shortly after dawn at RAF Fylingdales on the North York Moors and a male cuckoo is having a tiny 4.5g radio transmitter strapped to his back. A few weeks later he will have flown thousands of miles south and 5km up over the Sahara Desert, sending signals back to England as he travels through Libya and Chad to the Congo.
For thousands of years the Cuckoo has been part of folklore and its call present in songs, poems and stories. But now this bird is disappearing from England and we may soon stop hearing that iconic ‘cuck-coo’.