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Salford day out!

Join MTN/MMD members and staff to watch the much anticipated new musical 42 Balloons by MMD member Jack Godfrey and Ellie Coote. Taking place at MTN member The Lowry in Salford, join us and local artists for networking from 1:30pm onwards. After the 3pm matinee performance there will be a Q&A with 42 Balloons creatives such as Perfect Pitch, Jack Godfrey and The Lowry. Gain free entry with a ticket to the show.

MMD and MTN will be travelling from London to the Lowry on the morning train to Manchester. If you will also be travelling from London, you’re welcome to travel with us. We will be taking the 10:13am from London Euston and 19:30pm from Manchester. 

Register for a ticket to receive a code to purchase a ticket for only £20! These tickets are limited and are first come, first served so book NOW!

About the show

2nd of July 1982.

Using a lawn chair and approximately 42 helium-filled weather balloons, truck driver Larry Walters defied all the odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) to make his lifelong dream a reality and fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles.

No, seriously. In a chair.

42 BALLOONS is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.

Featuring an irresistible, 80s pop-inspired score, 42 BALLOONS questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true. Is the sky actually the limit, and what happens if it doesn’t all go to plan?

42 Balloons will star Charlie McCullagh (Bonnie & Clyde, Dr.Zhivago) and Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Gypsy, Spring Awakening) reprising their roles as ‘Larry’ and ‘Carol’ from the 2022 staged concert performances in the West End. Further casting will be announced later in the year.

42 Balloons has been in development since 2020 with Perfect Pitch – an entity dedicated exclusively to creating, developing and promoting new contemporary British musicals. The song 42 Balloons and a Lawnchair was released in 2021 on Perfect Pitch’s Rise:Up YouTube channel and in November 2022, the producers presented four semi-staged concert performances, which received hugely positive feedback from public and theatre commentators alike.

42 Balloons has book, music and lyrics by Jack Godfrey whose other works include This is a Love Story (Dundee Rep) and Babies (YMT:UK).

42 Balloons is produced by Andy & Wendy Barnes for Global Musicals & Kevin McCollum in association with The Lowry, Debbie Hicks, Sam Levy, S&Co and Kenny Wax.


April 27
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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