This really is a small wonder. Created by Scottish company Vox Motus and first seen three years ago, it’s the story of two orphaned brothers, Aryan and Kabir, who flee their home in Afghanistan to make a new life in London. It’s based on the novel Hinterland, by Caroline Brothers – but this, co-presented here by the Bridge and the Barbican, is no ordinary literary adaptation. Instead, its perilous odyssey unfolds in exquisitely detailed model boxes, arranged as a revolving... Read more
From a private booth, you’ll be drawn in close to this tale of orphaned brothers and their desperate odyssey across Europe, the action unfolding in an exquisite world of miniatures moving before you.
With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, young Aryan and Kabir set off on an epic journey by foot from Kabul to London. Braving bustling train stations, hazardous sea crossings, menacing strangers and threats of violence, their heart wrenching story speaks of terror, hope and survival. Based on Caroline Brothers’ novel Hinterland, Flight combines timely themes with engrossing images to honour the resilience of refugee children adrift in dangerous lands.
You’ll be seated alone and given headphones for this intimate experience staged by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison (magic and illusion designer for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child). As richly detailed model sets and figures revolve to form gripping scenes, accompanied by enclosing sound and narration, the effect is of an astonishing 3-D graphic novel being unveiled.