Kite - New Wolsey Theatre


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The Making of Kite

Kite Trailer

Presented by The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre

An adventure as wild as the wind

A lonely girl, recently orphaned, is taken to live in her grandma’s airless flat where the windows are shut tight. Her memories of seagulls, sand dunes and her Mother begin to fade in the silence. One night a handmade kite comes to life and heralds the start of a wild adventure and the chance to find what it seemed was lost forever.

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl with the Iron Claws), Kite is for audiences of all ages. A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

Wed 30 May at 11am will be a Relaxed Performance. Contact the Ticket Sales team for more information.

Age guidance: 7 to adult.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Supported by Garfield Weston Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Cast & Creatives

Kite Creatives — Creative Team

Director/Designer - Rachel Canning
Movement Director - Eddie Kay
Composer/Sound Designer - Isobel Waller-Bridge
Lighting Designer - Mark Howland
Design Associate - Molly Syrett
Dramaturg - Nina Steiger
Casting Director - Nadine Rennie
Producer - Bonnie Mitchell
Assistant Producer - Rosie Clark
Angus MacRae - Associate Composer/Sound Designer

Kite Cast — Cast

Girl - Charlotte Croft
Grandma - Liz Crowther
Woman Nicola - Blackwell
Man Linden Walcott - Burton

Reviews of Kite

What the press say

“An enchanting piece of theatre striking a balance between its imagery and delicate choreography. The effect is thoughtful and truthful.”

★★★★★ The Stage

“A constant visual delight – magical”

★★★★★ Plays To See

"Poignant & moving yet entertaining & accessible"

★★★★ Londonist

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