Touching down at The Lowry this spring with a blockbuster run from Thu 18 Apr – Sun 19 May, the world-premiere production 42 Balloons brings a joyous, uplifting and delightfully bizarre tale of one man’s sky-high dream from the team behind the smash-hit musical SIX.

Led by a stellar cast of acclaimed actors including Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Gypsy, Spring Awakening) and Charlie McCullagh (Bonnie & Clyde, Jesus Christ Superstar), the brand new show takes flight in the summer of 1982 with a stranger-than-fiction caper which follows unassuming truck driver Larry Walters, who defied the odds, FAA airspace regulations and gravity itself to soar sixteen thousand feet above the palm-fringed streets of Los Angeles in a lawn chair, borne by 42 helium-filled weather balloons.

Backed by a riotous 80s-inspired pop score from Jack Godfrey (This is a Love Story, Babies), breathtaking set design and thrilling entertainment for ages 12 and above, 42 Balloons promises to charm and inspire audiences with an enchanting true story of hope, courage the triumph of determination.

Be the first to see the brand new musical phenomenon during its month-long run at The Lowry – book your tickets here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 18 Apr - Sun 19 May, 3pm, 8pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £23
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 12 Mar 2024