Photo credit: Flight installation (Photo by Beth Chalmers)

‘Flight’ installation to be presented at Bridge Theatre

The installation is a Barbican-produced revival, which will be seen in London for the first time.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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. 

To watch Flight, audience members will be seated alone and given headphones to listen to the production. Flight is adapted by Oliver Emanuel for the stage. Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison stage the show — Harrison previously designed illusions for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre.

The cast of Flight includes Nalini Chetty, Emun Elliott and Farshid Rokey.

Created by Scottish theatre company Vox Motus, Flight received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2017. Since then, it's toured around the world, with productions in New York, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi.

In a five-star review of FlightSam Marlowe said: "At a time of such agonising division, this unique method of delivery, coupled with the taut narrative, feels so intense that the effect is almost overwhelming. And it is so, so beautiful." 

Flight is at the Bridge Theatre from 17 May - 6 June.

Photo credit: Flight installation (Photo by Beth Chalmers)

Article Updated: 10 March 2021


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