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The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre


An adventure as wild as the wind

Fri 19 February - Sun 21 February

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Picture of a girl in the air above a city with a kite

A lonely girl is taken to live in her grandma’s airless flat where the windows are shut tight. Her memories of seagulls and sand dunes begin to fade in the silence. One night a handmade kite comes to life and heralds the start of a wild adventure and the chance to find what it seemed was lost forever.

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl with the Iron Claws), Kite is for audiences of all ages. A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

'Storytelling, puppetry and music meld to spellbinding effect' ✭✭✭✭ The Metro  (on HAG, 2013)

'Ingenious theatrical economy✭✭✭✭ The Observer (on Swanhunter, 2015)

'Both music and staging are expertly crafted, there are gasps of delight from both kids and adults' The Times (on Swanhunter, 2015)


Post Show

Meet the Kite, puppets and cast
A chance after the show to meet the Kite, puppets and cast up close, to ask questions and see how things are made and animated.


The Show Will Go On! Adverse Weather

Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions with link) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check for the most up-to-date information.


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).