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42 Balloons

42 Balloons

Performed at the vaudeville Theatre between 14 Nov, 2022 and 28 Nov, 2022

From the producers of the smash-hit SIX, be the first to see a staged concert version of this extraordinary new musical.

The 2nd of July 1982. Larry Walters, a truck driver, flies sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles, using a lawn chair and 42 helium-filled weather balloons.

No, seriously.

42 BALLOONS tells the story of how Larry, with the help of his girlfriend Carol, defied gravity and FAA airspace regulations to make his lifelong dream a reality.

Inspired by a highly improbable true story, and featuring an original 80s-pop-inspired score, 42 BALLOONS is an exhilarating new musical about stupid dreams and doing whatever it takes to achieve them.



Jack GodfreyWriter
Ellie CooteDirector & Dramaturg
Alexzandra Sarmiento Choreographer
Joe BeightonOrchestrator & Musical Supervisor
Libby ToddScenic & Costume Design
Tim DeilingLighting Design
Paul GatehouseSound Design
Pearson Casting CDGCasting Directors
Hannah SandsAssociate Director
Charlie SmithAssociate Sound Design
Louis MackrodtAssistant Choreographer


Flynn SturgeonMusical Director & Keys
Naz AdamsonBassist
Frankie SouthGuitarist
Isabel TorresGuitarist
Huw WilliamsDrummer