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Cast - Friday 1st November 2019 (Main Space)

A fantastical story of discovery, from school to the sky and back again… Everyone says Joe is ‘different’, that he doesn’t fit in. So, when a mysterious red balloon floats by, Joe is given the chance to float away into the sky above and he doesn’t hesitate to go.

Once in the clouds, Jo meets a host of colourful, strange and intriguing characters, who are the most 'different' kind of people he's ever met. 

Together they embark on a cloud hopping, star jumping, stratospheric adventure and teach Jo that sometimes being 'different' is the best thing in the world. 

Like so many children with special educational needs, Jo struggles to find a place for himself in everyday life. Exploring communication, social interaction and feelings of isolation, Up Up and Away is a story for all children who perceive the world though their own frame. 

With stunning design from Vortex Creates and a flying rig that takes performers up to 20ft into the air, Up, Up and Away promises an adventure to capture audiences’ minds and imaginations alike.

Audience Reviews

“We loved all of it! [everyone can relate to] the message that it gives to people and the feeling! Its like you don’t just watch it – you live it and feel it too. And the interactive elements were great too.”

“The atmosphere! Kids have never experienced anything like this, ever!”

“A very moving performance – well presented – excellent.”

“So simple and yet so effective. Beautifully done. Clear and poignant message conveyed. Thank you!”

“Loved it all. Loved the scenes when it transformed from ‘real’ life to in-the-books. Loved the sock thief. The flying machine was very clever.”

“Swimming. Dreaming. Flying through the sky. Really loved everything.”

Tickets priced £27 - to book click here.



Civic and Cultural Quarter