About the show
Balloon Girl [Postponed]
In light of the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, we have postponed Balloon Girl until further notice. Sign up to our mailing list for updates as we adjust and adapt.
Balloon Girl Ascending 21 – 24 July 2020
National Theatre Wales
Created by Hannah McPake
A Radical Creatures Commission
Join us for an adventure like no other.
In an iconic location in central Cardiff, Balloon Girl is a spectacular, large-scale, outdoor production inspired by a remarkable true story.
Set against the backdrop of Cardiff’s epic Great Exhibition of 1896, a fearless young woman defies the odds and takes to the skies.
Past and present co-exist in a playful experience full of wonder and magic, extraordinary images, soaring live music and larger than life characters.
Be brave, look up.
More information will be announced in 2020.
Hannah McPake was part of the cast of Silly Kings (2013), and Green Man // Red Woman (2014). Her company Gagglebabble co-created Wonderman (2016) and she was part of the Mission Control video cast.
Hannah is a performer, theatre maker and director. She is co-founder of multi-award-winning gig-theatre company Gagglebabble, and Shakedown Cardiff. As a performer, Hannah’s extensive theatre credits include work with; Sherman Cymru, Told by an Idiot, Improbable, Spymonkey, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre Wales, and China Plate. Her directing credits include work with Likely Story/Wales Millennium Centre, Mess up the Mess and Yellobrick, as well as creating work with Gagglebabble.