In 1969, man walked on the moon.

That was quite good.

In 1550 BC, an old man built a pair of wings from wax and feathers and sailed across the bay.

That was alright.

In 1783, for the first time, the human race took flight.

And nothing would ever be the same again.


New Wimbledon Theatre

22 September – 1 October 2022

BoxLess takes the story of the creation of the hot air balloon, and melds it with their signature physical theatre, original music and spoken word poetry, performed by the ensemble. This story could be dry. This story could be dusty. We promise it won’t be.

The human race is taking flight. Untethered.

A carnival of creativity, a celebration of what mankind can achieve, told by two female performers playing the Montgolfier brothers, with live original music and musicians, physical theatre and balloons. A celebration of liveness, aliveness and live theatre. A cloud in a paper bag.

It is possible.

Performed by Freya Sharp, Zöe Grain and James Demaine

Writer & Director – Alexander Knott

Live Music and Original Compositions – James Demaine

Additional Music and Sound Design- Samuel Heron

Additional Devising & Movement Direction by the company

A carnival of creativity


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