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Vox Motus


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


We're pleased to be supporting Young Roots, a London-based charity who work with young refugees to reach their potential.

Find out more about how you can support the important work they do at


14:30 & 15:45 time slots only (Mon-Fri only)

Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

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

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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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‘Pulse-pounding, immersive storytelling‘
New York Times
Sunday Times
‘Extraordinary. Paradoxical. An epic in miniature‘
‘a soaring dramatic feat… it is so, so beautiful.‘
London Theatre
‘Flight is a thing of wonder… [a] show like no other; it is heart-breaking and humbling‘
The Reviews Hub
‘A beautiful and unique installation‘
The Upcoming


Bridge Theatre