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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

What: The Red Bal­loon Where: Stu­dio Un­der­ground, State Theatre Cen­tre of WA When: Oc­to­ber 1 to 17 Tick­ets: www.tick­etek.com.au

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The story is set in Paris and fol­lows a young boy who dis­cov­ers a red bal­loon tan­gled around a lamp post on his way to school.

He soon re­alises the bal­loon has a mind of its own and the two ex­plore the neigh­bour­hood in search of ad­ven­ture.

“It’s a jour­ney of find­ing courage and find­ing friend­ship, while sur­viv­ing the tri­als and tribu­la­tions life can throw at you,” Cowcher said.

“Peo­ple try to drag you down and you have to find that buoy­ancy and the bal­loon is a beau­ti­ful sym­bol for that.

Tanya MacNaughton

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Ben Mort­ley, St John Cowcher, Ella Hether­ing­ton and Sarah Nel­son.

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