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The Wrong Crowd presents a new touring production of Kite

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE Wrong Crowd is presenting a new production of Kite. Created and co-directed by Rachael Canning and Hannah Mulder, it will tour from February 18 to May 12, 2019.

Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and takes her on a wild adventure. Little does she know that Grandma has her own brand of magic and the wind will bring them together in ways they never would have imagined. 

A play without words, Kite is inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon. For everyone aged seven and over, it features The Wrong Crowd’s imaginative storytelling, exquisite puppetry and design, dance, originally composed music and, of course, kites.

The Wrong Crowd first produced Kite to acclaim at Soho Theatre as part of London International Mime Festival and on tour in 2016. This new production for 2019 features a brand new cast and development to the play’s central story, capturing the magic and poignancy of the original whilst creating a strong new narrative about how to find strength and love in the face of loss.

The creative team also features composer Isobel Waller-Bridge and lighting designer Joe Price.

Following dates at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon (February 15 and 16), Kite will tour to Warwick Arts Centre (February 18 and 19), Quarry Theatre, Bedford (March 11 and 12), The Theatre Chipping Norton (March 13), Drama Studio, Sheffield University (March 27), Waterside, Sale, Trafford (March 29), Cast, Doncaster (March 30), Theatre Royal Plymouth (April 2 – 6), Luton Library Theatre (May 9) and Winchester Theatre Royal (May 11 and 12).