The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre presents KITE created and co-directed by Rachael Canning and Hannah Mulder touring from 18 February – 12 May
Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and takes her on a wild adventure. Little does she know that Grandma has her own brand of magic and the wind will bring them together in ways they never would have imagined.
‘Who needs words, when theatre is this expressive?’ The Times (on 2016 production of Kite)
‘Enchanting’ 5 stars, The Stage (on 2016 production of Kite)
A play without words, Kite is inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon. For everyone aged seven and over, it features The Wrong Crowd’s imaginative storytelling, exquisite puppetry and design, dance, originally composed music and – of course- kites.
The Wrong Crowd first produced Kite to acclaim at Soho Theatre as part of London International Mime Festival and on tour in 2016. The 2019 production features a brand new cast and development to the play’s central story, capturing the magic and poignancy of the original whilst creating a strong new narrative about how to find strength and love in the face of loss.
The production is created and co-directed by designer/director Rachael Canning (Artistic Director of The Wrong Crowd) and playwright/director Hannah Mulder (Creative Associate of The Wrong Crowd) and. The creative team also features composer Isobel Waller-Bridge and lighting designer Joe Price.
Kite is showing at the following places:
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
15 February at 1pm + 7pm; 16 February at 11.30am + 4.30pm (previews)
dartington.org / 01803 847 070
Warwick Arts Centre
18 + 19 February at 2.30pm + 7pm
warwickartscentre.co.uk / 020 7652 4524
Quarry Theatre, Bedford
11 March at 7.30pm + 12 March at 4.30pm + 7.30pm
quarrytheatre.org.uk / 01234 362337
The Theatre Chipping Norton
13 March at 7.45pm
chippingnortontheatre.com / 01608 642 350
Drama Studio, Sheffield University
27 March at 8pm
Waterside, Sale, Trafford
29 March at 7pm
watersidearts.org / 0161 912 5616
30 March at 3pm + 7pm
castindoncaster.com / 01302 303 959
Theatre Royal Plymouth
2 – 6 April at 7pm + 3pm on 4 April + 11am on 6 April
theatreroyal.com / 01752 267 222
Luton Library Theatre
9 May at 7pm
lutonculture.com / 01582 878 100
Winchester Theatre Royal
11 May at 7pm + 12 May at 11.30am + 3pm
theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk / 01962 840 440
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