Scene from Flight at Brighton Festival
Past Event
Visual Arts


Tue 5 Feb 2019

Unfortunately all slots of Flight are now fully booked. If you no longer need your ticket please contact Brighton Dome Ticket Office to return it.

'It is pulse-pounding, immersive storytelling strange and exquisite and intensely affecting' The New York Times

With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, two children set off on an epic journey across Europe – orphaned refugee brothers on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety.

In Jamie Harrison's (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child magic effects and illusions designer) and Candice Edmunds' unique staging, Flight combines unsettling themes with spellbinding images. Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, it is a story of hope and survival that draws you into its fragile miniature world, compelling you to contemplate the terror of children adrift in dangerous lands.

Watch the action unfold from your personal booth with the story and music in your headphones. Miniature images and models move slowly round in front of you, drawing you into the brothers' heart-wrenching journey.

Audience feedback on its Brighton Festival run so far:

'It's hard to find something entirely unique but Flight is it. Part graphic novel, part drama and all heart - a wonderful show.'

'Absolutely brilliant unique thought provoking and entertaining'

'Amazing, gripping, unusual, very clever and extremely moving. Tremendous way to watch a drama unfold.'

'Brilliant and immersive. Highly recommended'

'Charming and innovative artistic experience with a strong emotional undertow'

'Clever. Beautifully made. Unique experience. What a treat!'

Critical reception:

'deeply important and innovative.' ★★★★ The Stage

‘Wow. A singular, haunting, beautiful immersive piece of theatre that one must witness to appreciate. I LOVE that stuff like this exists in the world.’ Neil Patrick Harris

'miraculous' ★★★★ The Sunday Times

'Flight is extraordinary. Paradoxical. An epic in miniature.' The Observer

Its critically acclaimed run in New York, The New York Times named it one of their Unforgettable Theatre Moments of 2018. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this gem on its only UK run.

Read our interview with Artistic Director, Candice Edmunds.

Based on the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers.
Adapted by Oliver Emanuel

This show contains references to sexual violence with strong language throughout and is therefore only suitable for ages 14+