Text: The Great Floating Paper Balloon Radio Show

Work with Paper Balloon Theatre Company

We have selected a KS2 class in a Primary school in Barnet to be a part of a radio show project run by Paper Balloon Theatre Company. Pupils will take part in a specially-devised zoom workshop to generate new ideas, characters and places for a story about a hopelessly lost balloon crew. Paper Balloon will then turn their ideas into a brand new musical story which will launch as a radio show towards the end of October..

About the project

A team of  balloonists have failed on a trip to the moon and are now hopelessly trapped circling the earth, with nothing to eat but sardine-flavoured Hula Hoops and nothing to do except tell each other stories… Now they are running out of stories and need your help!  

Able to make radio contact with earth at certain positions of orbit, the intrepid travellers ask for one thing and one thing only: more stories please! Can you, the people of earth, help the balloonists keep their hopes up – and their marbles, by sending them fresh stories?  

Join a specially-devised workshop with Ground Control to generate new ideas, characters and places for the balloon crew. These ideas will be transmitted into space via the Super Awesome Idea Wanging Catapult (TM). Hear your ideas turned into a brand new story by radio transmission when the balloon next passes over artsdepot.  

About Paper Balloon

Paper Balloon create exciting, original storytelling theatre for young audiences. They produce exclusively new stories for the stage, whether working with writers or devising. They develop work with a core ensemble of artists, featuring original live music and song through all our productions. They consistently work with young people through development, ensuring they remain central to whatever they create. 

Now based in London, but with strong ties to Oxford, their work tours to theatre and non-theatre spaces, and they are passionate about reaching new audiences. Touring so far has taken them throughout the UK and to Moscow.

They believe young audiences are perceptive, intelligent and deserving of theatrical work of the highest quality regardless of age. They strive to make original and challenging theatre that engages with complex and important themes in a fun, quirky and accessible way. 

More info about Paper Balloon here: www.paperballoon.org.uk/