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  • Written by Tzarini Meyler 

  • Produced by Ana Canals

With the support of:

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7 - 12 March 2023- VAULT Festival, London

5 - 28 August 2022- Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

1 - 3 August 2022- Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Camden, London

Previews: 29 - 30 June 2022- Smock Alley Theatre, Boy's School, Dublin

‘Come on Angel, don’t you ever want to fly?’ 

It’s 1948 and Cork city’s crying. Rations. Unemployment. Grief. And those heavy, unforgiving clouds. But somewhere on the edge of the harbour, two young girls are plotting a new planet. Armed with matching kites, Kitty and Angel set sail for the skies, sharing hopes, dreams and sugar sandwiches. Through dress-up and play, they leave behind their broken families and war time grief, and let their fantasies find wings…..But like the town herself, the girls are growing. What happens when the line gets caught, and reality beckons? 


KITES is a fast-paced, sensory spectacle about the rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood in post-war Ireland. It is an intimate and empowering coming of age play, exploring gender roles, fantasy, sexuality, friendship, love and rage. 

London Pub Theatres

‘a lovely piece that brings the audience along every step of the way’

The Reviews Hub


...absorbing from begginning to end’

North West End UK

‘whimsical coming of age story about the power of believing on your full potential’

Watch the trailer!

Production and promotional shots:


Run Riot - 'The parallels of religious and social expectations between 1948 Cork and our contemporary world'

Stage Door - 'Lyn Gardner's VAULT Festival 2023 Picks: Week 7'

The Irish World - 'Blowing in the Wind'

The Understudy - 'Tzarini Meyler on KITES, "I was fascinated by their fragility versus strength"'

Stage Chat - 'Tzarini Meyler's KITES comes to VAULT Festival 2023 this March

Southwark News - 'Kites in Cork'

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