Barbican Centre and Bridge Theatre announce new partnership


The Barbican have just announced a new partnership with the Bridge Theatre, to bring the highly acclaimed theatre installation, Flight, by Vox Motus, to London for the first time.

As creative teams up and down the country find innovative ways to bring live events and audiences together again, the Barbican and the Bridge Theatre collaborate at this unprecedented time to co-present the heart-wrenching story of two orphaned brothers and their epic odyssey across Europe.

Toni Racklin, Head of Theatre and Dance at the Barbican said: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Bridge Theatre to bring the highly acclaimed theatre installation, Flight, by Vox Motus, to London. Whilst our theatre spaces at the Barbican are busy with rehearsals, R&D work and film screenings, we’re delighted to be able to co-present Flight at the Bridge Theatre.

“Based on the 2012 book Hinterland by Caroline Brothers, the story is as timely today as when it was first published. We hope that this stage adaptation – a beautifully crafted diorama which we’ve been impatient to bring to London – will grip Barbican and Bridge Theatre audiences alike.”

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Tim Levy, Co-Director of London Theatre Company said: “Having followed Flight’s much-celebrated journey from Edinburgh to New York, we are honoured to give it its London premiere here at The Bridge. This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our repertoire, as we continue to welcome back our audiences and champion bold new forms of theatre. We are delighted to be working alongside our friends at the Barbican for the first time and we look forward to sharing this beautiful and poignant piece.”

Flight restarts the Barbican’s Theatre and Dance programme following last week’s announcements of The Ghost Light in the Theatre, a live experience for one audience member and up to five of their guests, followed by We Cover the Universe on Zoom, an interactive, sensory show for the under-fives. Further productions will between these two theatre juggernauts will be announced soon.

Tickets for We Cover the Universe go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 21 October.
Tickets for The Ghost Light will be through an online ticket lottery which closes at 10am on Friday 30 October

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