A lonely girl, recently orphaned, is taken to live in her grandma’s airless flat where the windows are shut tight. Her memories of seagulls, sand dunes and her Mother begin to fade in the silence.

One night a handmade kite comes to life and heralds the start of a wild adventure and the chance to find what it seemed was lost forever.


★★★★★
“An enchanting piece of theatre striking a balance between its imagery and delicate choreography. The effect is thoughtful and truthful.”
The Stage


★★★★★
“A constant visual delight – magical”
Plays To See


★★★★★
“Will delight audiences of all ages”
Everything Theatre


★★★★
“Who needs words, when theatre is this expressive?…Stupendously good”
The Times

Trailer For Kite

Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites.

From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, creators of inventive, playful and compelling new theatre (Swanhunter, Hag, The Girl With The Iron Claws), Kite is for audiences of all ages. A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

Audience Reactions

Girl Charlotte Croft
Grandma Liz Crowther
Woman Nicola Blackwell
Man Linden Walcott-Burton

Director/Designer Rachael Canning
Movement Director Eddie Kay
Composer/Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge
Producer Bonnie Mitchell
Lighting Designer Mark Howland
Assistant Producer Rosie Clark
Associate Composer/Sound Designer Angus MacRae

Kite is a play without words, accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences.
Based on an original story created by the company.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The Making Of Kite


Praise For Previous Productions

★★★★
“Storytelling, puppetry and music meld to spellbinding effect”
The Metro (on HAG, 2013)

★★★★
“Ingenious theatrical economy”
The Observer (on Swanhunter, 2015)

“Both music and staging are expertly crafted, there are gasps of delight from both kids and adults”
The Times (on Swanhunter, 2015)

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The DOOR at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The REP’s smallest auditorium. The DOOR seats 140 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front.

    A highly intimate space, The DOOR has been dedicated to new plays since 1998 and has seen many world premieres!

    Because entry to the auditorium stands on the very edge of the performance space, absolutely no latecomers can be admitted to shows in The DOOR!

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455

Part of First Stages 2016

Upcoming events in this season

First Stages: The Girl And The Giraffe

Charming puppetry and beautiful storytelling combine in an uplifting show about friendship.

First Stages: Mavis Sparkle

A cosmic new production that inspires children to follow their dreams.

Past events in this season

First Stages: Uncle's Story Shop

Create exciting new stories in this unique, interactive theatre experience.

First Stages - Ding Dong

An interactive musical play for younger children about telling the time

First Stages - Hansel And Gretel

This exciting reworking of a children’s classic allows you to listen, watch and take part in an interactive theatre experience

First Stages - Rumpelstiltskin

A new version of this timeless fairytale by The Brothers Grimm is brought to life on stage

First Stages - Tadpoles

An exciting family show featuring the voice of Sue Johnston OBE

First Stages - Cinder-ella

A world of fantasy is created using puppetry, magic, song and sign language

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