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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

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