"It is pulse-pounding, immersive storytelling, strange and exquisite and intensely affecting." The New York Times
"a devastating concatenation of dreams and nightmares on the run." The New Yorker
"Extraordinary. Paradoxical. An epic in miniature." The Guardian
"miraculous" **** The Sunday Times
"deeply important and innovative." **** The Stage
Two young orphaned brothers embark on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, they set off on an epic journey across Europe, in a heart-wrenching road story of terror, hope and survival.
Vox Motus adapts Caroline Brothers’s 2012 novel Hinterland, in a magical experience that combines unsettling themes with spellbinding images.
Flight brings you up close and intimate to this heartbreaking story in a unique, deeply individual experience. Seated in your own personal booth, you will watch the action unfold on images and models slowly moving in front of you, with speech and music conveyed through your own individual headphones.
Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, Flight draws you into its fragile miniature world and allows you to contemplate its gripping story of two children lost in dangerous lands.
Recommended for 14+
Based on the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers.
Stage Adaptation: Oliver Emanuel
Direction: Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds
Design: Jamie Harrison and Rebecca Hamilton
Composition and Sound Design: Mark Melville
Lighting Design: Simon Wilkinson
Produced: Susannah Armitage
Flight is represented internationally by Double M Arts and Events, LLC. For additional information, please contact Michael Mushalla. +1 917 864 4137
Original Production Commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival and presented in association with the Beacon Arts Centre
Flight is supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.
Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People's Arts Theatre present DRAGON at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015 and on tour in Scotland.
**** The Scotsman
"difficult to miss the elegance of the show's 80 minute narrative curve, the emotional subtlety of the story it tells and the sheer visual beauty and imagination of the telling"
**** The Guardian
"one of those theatrical experiences that will live forever in the memory."
**** Whats On Stage
"a fanciful and bewitching show which strikes at the soul and at the mind."
Tommy can’t sleep. He hasn’t been able to since his mum died a year ago. Since then, life has gone from bad to worse. His dad is grief-stricken, his big sister ignores him and he’s become the target for the school bully. Then one restless night, Tommy goes to the window, throws back the curtain and…
…a dragon is looking at him. Straight in the eye.
An extraordinary visual story told without words, featuring puppetry, illusion and original music.
A show for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations.
Recommended for 9 years +
The show is completely accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Written by Oliver Emanuel
Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Designed by Jamie Harrison
Puppet Design by Guy Bishop and Jamie Harrison
Composed by Tim Phillips
Sound Design by Mark Melville
Lighting Design by Simon Wilkinson
Associate Lighting Designer Derek Anderson
Produced by Susannah Armitage
Associate Producer Shihui Weng
Assistant Director Andy McGregor
Casting Director Laura Donnelly
Martin McCormick Dad
Joanne McGuiness Susie
Scott Miller Tommy
Amanda Wright Vanessa
Gavin Jon Wright David Hogan
Kai Zhang Ben Laing
Yan Tao Alison Brodie
Chris Hay Production Manager
David Sneddon CSM
David Hill TSM
Emma Whoriskey DSM
Rosie Ward ASM
Andrew Kirkby Sound Supervisor
James Gardner Lighting Supervisor
Laura Whitely Lighting Programmer
Jon Meggat & Neil Dewar Technicians
Stephanie Thorburn Wardrobe Supervisor