‘42 Balloons’ musical concerts to open at Vaudeville Theatre

The three concerts will take place in November.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

A series of staged musical concerts of a new show, 42 Balloons, will premiere in the West End later this year. 42 Balloons runs at the Vaudeville Theatre on 14, 21, and 28 November.

42 Balloons follows the true story of truck driver Larry Walters. On 2 Jul. 1982, Larry flew 16,000 feet above Los Angeles with 42 helium-filled weather balloons. With his girlfriend Carol, the pair defied gravity and FAA airspace regulations to make his lifelong dream a reality.

The 42 Balloons cast includes Jordan Broatch, Madeline Charlemagne, Eloise Davies, Evelyn Hoskins, Melissa Jacques, Lemuel Knights, Garry Lee, Charlie McCullagh, Laura Dawn Pyatt, Travis Ross, Dillon Scott-Lewis and Amelia Walker.

Ellie Coote directs Jack Godfrey’s 42 Balloons. The show features choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, scenic and costume design by Libby Todd, sound design by Paul Sturgeon.

“It is always a nerve-wracking moment when you put a brand-new musical in front of an audience for the first time, but 42 Balloons is one of the most exciting new musicals we have ever add the pleasure to develop and produce. It’s an inspiring story about real people that offers an insight into how far someone will go to achieve their ambitions and what happens if it’s not what you expected it to be, and Jack’s original music takes you right back to the 80’s when the show is set,” said producers Andy and Wendy Barnes.

42 Balloons is at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Photo credit: 42 Balloons (Photo courtesy of production)

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