The Red Balloon
First performed in 1989 at Contact Theatre.
Written by A. Lamorisse
Adapted by Anthony Clark
Directed by Anthony Clark
Music by Mark Vibrans
Set in Paris in the 1950's and follows the adventures of a lonely young boy and a stray baloon who befriends him.
"This is children's theatre at its best... Anthony Clark's adaptation is both delightful and moving. The Sunday Times
"A Skillfully and enchanting stage version of a 1950's classic." The Times
"Anthony Clark's Christmas adaptations have become justly regarded as unmissable seasonal entertainment... Not only is this the best production in town, it's also hard to imagine anything bettering it at any other time of year" The Independent
"This is children's theatre at its best... The balloon represents the imagination, and Clark's production releases it for child and adult alike." The Sunday Times
"A beautifully stage, moving, joyous celebration of theatrical skills. A fresh addition to children's classics." The Guardian
"If there is a more charming and magical children's musical I haven't seen it... A classic in its simplicity." M.E.N
"It's the best show I've seen anywhere in the last six months, and a suitable leaving present for Clark, now Birmingham bound." City Life