New musical 42 Balloons makes its fully staged premiere in 2024.
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.
Book tickets from £20
At the The Lowry from 18 April 2024 to 19 May 2024
Charlie McCullagh and Evelyn Hoskins will star in the show as Larry and Carol respectively.
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.
No, seriously. In a chair.
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.
Featuring an irresistible, 80s pop-inspired score, 42 BALLOONS questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true.
Age recommendation and guidance: Recommended for audiences 12+
Content Warnings (may contain spoilers):This production contains mild swearing and mature themes including suicide.
Access performances: BSL Interpreted | Wednesday 1 May 2024, 8pm Touch Tour | Thursday 16 May 2024 at 7pm Audio Described | Thursday 16 May 2024 at 8pm
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.
Directed by Ellie Coote, 42 Balloons has orchestrations & musical supervision by Joe Beighton, choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, casting by Pearson Casting CDG, and music direction by Flynn Sturgeon.