Two orphaned brothers embark on a desperate road trip across Europe in search of a place to call home. With their tiny inheritance stitched into their clothes, they brave hazardous sea crossings and bustling train stations, the menace of strangers and the constant threat of violence, in a heart-wrenching story of terror, hope and survival.
Vox Motus' adaptation of Caroline Brother's novel Hinterland is a theatrical realisation unlike any you've witnessed: take a seat in a private booth as your window opens to reveal the tiny figures who will enact this tale. This is your gateway into a diorama that unfolds as a sequence of exquisitely fashioned frames passing by, detailing this continent-crossing journey in crystalline detail.
Like a graphic novel in three dimensions or live theatre snap-frozen into discrete moments, Flight is both a gripping tale of little boys lost and an astonishing feat of artistic imagination.
By turns unsettling and uplifting, its miniature storytelling is a distillation of the largest and most urgent of contemporary stories facing us today.
Recommended for ages 16+
Contains sexual violence and strong language
BASED ON THE NOVEL
Hinterland by Caroline Brothers
STORYTELLING IN A JADED WORLD
CAROLINE BROTHERS IN CONVERSATION
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne
Sunday 14 October, 11AM
Hear from the author of Hinterland, Caroline Brothers as she discusses her book, her background as a foreign correspondent, and the adaptation of her work, Flight. Hosted by Jacinta Parsons (ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast co-host). Registrations required.
It is pulse-pounding, immersive storytelling, strange and exquisite and intensely affecting.
With support from
PHOTO | Mihaila Bodlovic
Flight was originally commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival and produced in association with Beacon Arts Centre, was originally funded by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council and is supported by McKittrick Hotel.