by James Burke
produced by Brief Palava
A Surreal Comedy about Things Falling from Planes
A man, a plane, a body: pandemonium!
High above the earth, where hunks of metal soar on invisible winds, the very fabric of reality breaks down… When an unidentified body falls impossibly fast from a plane which never existed, one journalist – determined to make sense of it all – resolves to take up the case.
When what he finds goes deeper than a single story could, he quickly finds himself picking battle lines in a fight between reason and madness. Flightpath weaves a tapestry of craziness which might just make sense of the spinning world we live in. Brace yourselves for this colourful comedy about humanity’s fascination with the skies.
Brief Palava are a dynamic Glasgow-based theatre collective who share Scotland’s unique theatrical offering on the national and international stage. Having gained renown for their pioneering digital work in the last two years, Flightpath is a welcome return to the punchy, provocative, flexible form that’s been delighting audiences.
Press for this production
a delightful romp through different viewpoints on planes and flying – a lively and spirited journey ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
A flight of fancy to enjoy. ReviewsGate
Press for previous productions
Funny, engaging, poignant, and utterly delightful. ★★★★★ One4Review
The energy on display is formidable. ★★★★ The Metropolis
Fast, funny, and approachable theatre. ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Vibrant physical theatre and powerful acting. ★★★★ Three Weeks
Expertly conceived, cleverly restored and inventively staged. Fringe Review
Flightpath by James Burke
Directed by Tomaz Krajnc
Lighting Design: Laurel Marks
Sound Design: Kristina Kapilin
Stage Design advisor: Lu Herbert
Produced by Brief Palava
Marketing: Laura Gricar
Cast: James Burke, Kelly Davie, Derek Jeck.
a delightful romp through different viewpoints on planes and flying – a lively and spirited journey ★★★★
A flight of fancy to enjoy
the three performers have charm to spare
great fluidity and a charming confidence that carries the audience along
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