Kite

The Wrong Crowd in association Soho Theatre. Part of London International Mime Festival 2016

Kite

  • Tue 26 Jan - Sat 6 Feb, 7pm. Sat matinees 2pm
  • £10 - £17.50. Family Tickets from £40

‘Who needs words when theatre is this expressive?’
★★★★ Times

‘An enchanting piece of theatre striking a balance between its imagery and delicate choreography.’
★★★★★ Stage

A lonely girl, recently orphaned, is taken to live in her grandma’s airless flat where the windows are shut tight. Her memories of seagulls, sand dunes and her Mother begin to fade in the silence. One night a handmade kite comes to life and heralds the start of a wild adventure and the chance to find what it seemed was lost forever.

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl with the Iron Claws), Kite is for audiences of all ages (7+). A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

Based on an original story created by the company.

TICKETS £10 26 & 27 Jan (Preview)
£15 (£10) Mon – Thu
£17.50 (£15) Fri – Sat

Family tickets (4 people):
Mon – Thu £40
Fri – Sat £45

MEET THE KITE, PUPPETS & CAST
Sat 30 Jan & Sat 6 Feb
(After the 2pm performance)

Running Time: 60mins
Age Recommendation: 7+

Supported by PRS for Music Foundation and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Kite is a play without words, accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences.

‘An enchanting piece of theatre striking a balance between its imagery and delicate choreography.’
★★★★★ Stage

‘A constant visual delight – magical.’
★★★★★ Plays To See

‘Who needs words when theatre is this expressive?’
★★★★ Times

‘There is so much magic in this beautiful, unpretentious production.’
★★★★ Londonist

‘Ingenious theatrical economy.’
★★★★ Observer (on Swanhunter, 2015)

‘Both music and staging are expertly crafted, there are gasps of delight from both kids and adults.’
Times (on Swanhunter, 2015)

‘Storytelling, puppetry and music meld to spellbinding effect.’
★★★★ Metro (on HAG, 2013)

Creative team

Director/Designer
Rachel Canning
Movement Director
Eddie Kay
Composer/Sound Designer
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Associate Composer/Sound Designer
Angus MacRae
Lighting Designer
Mark Howland
Design Associate
Molly Syrett
Dramaturg
Nina Steiger
Casting Director
Nadine Rennie
Producer
Bonnie Mitchell
Assistant Producer
Rosie Clark

Cast

Girl
Charlotte Croft
Grandma
Liz Crowther
Woman
Nicola Blackwell
Man
Linden Walcott-Burton