The Red Balloon is a joyous and imaginative adventure through the backstreets of Paris, with Pascall and his new friend, a balloon.
Lucky Dog have impressed audiences with their comedic skills before at Theatrefest, but this show might just be their best yet. It’s a wonderfully heartfelt story of friendship, filled with laughter and fun.
The jokes come thick and fast in this show, as do the many colourful inhabitants of the Parisian suburbs, all brought to life on stage with verve, energy and an outrageous wig and fake beard or two.
Ultimately though it is the relationship between Pascal and his balloon that stays with you, a beautiful reminder that there are some friends, you just can’t let go of.
By Mark Ashmore