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Jonathan Dove’s life-affirming comedy flies north for its Scottish Opera premiere. This unanimously acclaimed production is reimagined by director Stephen Barlow and the 2015 creative team with all the feel-good flair that garnered them rave reviews. Read more …

Inspired by the story of a refugee who was stranded for years in Paris Charles de Gaulle, Flight tells the tale of a group of total strangers stuck in an airport during an electrical storm. Thrown together, their lives and relationships soon start to unravel but then some surprising alliances are formed, and some unexpected discoveries made.

The critical consensus

The impressively grand score, with its appropriately soaring crescendos and moments of spiky discordance, is matched by fine singing across the board.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 02/03/2018

Flight is a disturbing piece of magical realist storytelling with clever lyrics and a complex score that will stand the test of being heard over and over again. To quote the lady who smiled at me as she prepared to go out and face the near-Siberian weather of the night outside – masterful.

*****Max Scratchmann, The Wee Review, 04/03/2018

Nimble, beautifully detailed.

****(*)David Kettle, The Scotsman, 05/03/2018

Features about Flight

Opera preview: Scottish Opera's new production of Flight is ready for take off

David Kettle, The Scotsman, 07/02/2018

Where and when?

Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Saturday February 17, 2018, until Saturday February 24, 2018. More info:

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Thursday March 1, 2018, until Saturday March 3, 2018. More info:

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