42 Balloons cast recording released

42 balloons artwork

New musical 42 Balloons has released an EP cast recording from the show.

Following previous concert productions in the West End, the musical by Jack Godfrey will run at The Lowry in Salford from 18 April – 19 May 2024.

Before then, songs from the show have been available to stream and download in a new EP released on Tuesday, 19 March. Visit slinky.to/42BalloonsST to listen now!

Tracklist

  1. Prologue
  2. Big Balloon
  3. Somebody’s Story
  4. 1982
  5. Something As Crazy As This
  6. 42 Balloons And A Lawn Chair
  7. Lawn Chair Larry
  8. Helium

Charlie McCullagh and Evelyn Hoskins will star in the show as Larry and Carol respectively alongside Gillian Hardie as Carol’s Mom and Lejaun Sheppard as Ron.

Using a lawn chair and approximately 42 helium-filled weather balloons, truck driver Larry Walters defied all the odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) to make his lifelong dream a reality and fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles.

42 Balloons is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his lifelong dream – to fly.

The production is being produced by Andy and Wendy Barnes from Global Musicals, whose previous work includes Six and The Choir of Man, collaborating with Kevin McCollum from Alchemation.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.