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PRODUCTION

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 16+


Reviews

**** The observer     *****Edinburgh guide      

**** The Herald       **** Scotsman     ****THE STAGE

 

the poignant beauty of the tiny puppets, and the sheer imaginative vividness of the world they inhabit, engraves this exquisite show on the memory
— Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Flight is extraordinary. Paradoxical. An epic in miniature. A story that compels its audience towards strong feeling but keeps spectators at a distance. A peepshow that expands your eyes
— - Susannah Clapp, The Observer
Flight is a personal and political act of bearing witness, a deeply important and innovative work.”
— The Stage

CREDITS

WORLD PREMIERE

COMMISSIONED BY THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BEACON ARTS CENTRE

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 supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

FLIGHT wins Herald Angel Award

Edinburgh Festivals 2017