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26 Apr

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27 Apr

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28 Apr

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01 May

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02 May

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03 May

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14 May

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16 May

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17 May

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18 May

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18 May

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19 May

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A world premiere from the award-winning producers of SIX…

Starring Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Gypsy, Spring Awakening) and Charlie McCullagh (Bonnie & Clyde, Jesus Christ Superstar). Be the first to see this incredible new musical before it takes flight…

2nd of July 1982. Using a lawn chair and approximately 42 helium-filled weather balloons, truck driver Larry Walters defied all the odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) to make his lifelong dream a reality and fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles.

No, seriously. In a chair.

42 BALLOONS is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.

Featuring an irresistible, 80s pop-inspired score, 42 BALLOONS questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true. Is the sky actually the limit, and what happens if it doesn’t all go to plan?

42 Balloons has book, music and lyrics by Jack Godfrey whose other works include This is a Love Story (Dundee Rep, Birmingham Hippodrome) and Babies (Lyric Theatre, West End).

42 Balloons is produced by Andy & Wendy Barnes for Global Musicals & Kevin McCollum in association with The Lowry, Debbie Hicks, Sam Levy, S&Co and Kenny Wax.

Additional information

Age Recommendation | Recommended for audiences 12+

This production contains mild swearing and mature themes including suicide.

Groups and School Rates available | To book tickets please call 0161 876 2003 or email groups@thelowry.com

Post Show Talk to take place after Sat 27 April matinee

Songs | Show soundtrack on Spotify

Accessible Performances 

BSL Interpreted | Wednesday 1 May 2024, 8pm

Touch Tour | Thursday 16 May 2024 at 7pm

Audio Described | Thursday 16 May 2024 at 8pm

To book accessible performances, please email access@thelowry.com or call 0161 876 2183

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