By Jack godfrey
with dramaturgy by ellie COOTE
currently in development with perfect pitch
42 Balloons tells the true story of Larry Walters and Carol Van Deusen, who, in July 1982, constructed an aircraft using a lawn-chair and approximately 42 weather balloons and launched Larry 16,000 feet into the sky above LA. It is a story about lifelong dreams, and doing whatever it takes to achieve them.
Two songs from the 42 Balloons were exclusively released in the inaugural episode of RISE UP, a monthly series that showcases the best of emerging British musicals. You can watch the full episode below.