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Flight

The Bridge Theatre, London
Flight
The Bridge Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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.

Previews from |
16th May 2021
Opening date |
16th May 2021
Closes |
6th June 2021
By:
Oliver Emanuel, based on a novel by Caroline Brothers

The Bridge Theatre Venue Information

Address:
The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
Nearest tube:
Borough

Customer reviews

Our Review of Flight

5/5

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

Latest Flight News & Features

Photo credit: Flight installation (Photo by Beth Chalmers)
‘Flight’ installation to be presented at Bridge Theatre
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020, 11:37
The Barbican and the Bridge Theatre will collaborate to bring Vox Motus’ installation Flight to London. Performances will be held at the Bridge Theatre from 17 May - 6 June. Based on Caroline Brothers’ 2011 book Hinterland, Flight tells the story of Aryan and Kabir, two young Afghani men who set off from Kabul to London. As they begin their epic odyssey across the continent, the fate of Aryan and Kabir unfolds through a miniature world akin to a 3D graphic novel...
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