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Flight

Vox Motus

Flight. Image by Owen Ulmer

From a private booth, you’ll be drawn in close to this tale of orphaned brothers and their desperate odyssey across Europe, the action unfolding in an exquisite world of miniatures moving before you.

With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, young Aryan and Kabir embark on an epic journey by foot from Kabul to London. Braving bustling train stations, hazardous sea crossings and menacing strangers, their heart-wrenching story speaks of terror, hope and survival. Based on Caroline Brothers’ novel Hinterland, Flight mixes timely themes with engrossing images to honour the resilience of refugee children adrift in dangerous lands.

At the Bridge Theatre, our partner venue, you’ll be seated individually and given headphones for this intimate experience staged by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison (magic and illusions designer, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). As detailed model sets and figures revolve to form gripping scenes, accompanied by enclosing sound and narration, the effect is of a 3-D graphic novel brought to life.

65 mins, no interval

Age guidance 14+ (contains images of sexual violence)

Do let us know of your access requirements when booking. We’re able to provide audio description and wheelchair access

High quality headphones are provided for you to enjoy this experience, these are sanitised after every use.

For further information about the visitor experience please see our FAQs

 

Co-presented by the Barbican and the Bridge Theatre

Original production commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival

£5

10am & 11.10 timeslots only (excluding 21 Dec – 2 Jan)

Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

Access 
Carers or essential companions go free with a standard ticket. Please email [email protected] to book your access tickets.

Find more information about our Access Membership scheme

 

 

Discounts are subject to availability. They do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

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Reviews

‘Pulse-pounding, immersive storytelling‘
New York Times
‘Miraculous‘
Sunday Times
‘Extraordinary. Paradoxical. An epic in miniature‘
Observer

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