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‘What if how you feel about the world and yourself at 4am, what if that is the truth? What if God does exist but you’re not allowed to go to heaven and everyone else is because they all hedged their bets and prayed in secret? What if I get killed in an avalanche and most people are slightly relieved that they now don’t have to read my novel? What if the only reason the plane is able to stay in the sky is because you are thinking really encouraging thoughts about the wings?’

What if the plane falls out of the sky? is a playful and unusual story-led piece about fear, anxiety, and the idiosyncratic and frankly absurd strategies we employ to manage our sense of impending doom. It involves a moving story set in the grounds of Fear Camp, gleeful audience participation, and complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks. What if the plane falls out of the sky? is a tender and giddily-told story about feelings we all recognise. 

Presented by Idiot Child with Bristol Old Vic Ferment, What if the plane falls out of the sky? is touring in Spring 2017. Venues include Bristol Old Vic, Shoreditch Town Hall, and the Bike Shed, Exeter.


“darkly hilarious mischief”  

★★★★ The Fix

“hilarious and very entertaining”

Visit Bristol

"Treading the line between hilarity and uneasiness with serious wit and brilliant timing, this is an eccentric success that is surprisingly life-affirming in itself"

On The Beat


"Hysterical, and deeply affecting, I would recommend it to anyone who’s lain awake at 2am and wondered how big or small their mark on the world is"

Weston Super Mum

"Witty, knowing, surreal, life-affirming...constantly surprising"

What's On Birmingham


“a tableau of exquisite moments… switching from humour to pathos in the twinkling of an eye”  

Sky Light Rain

“breath-taking… a dizzyingly cathartic show that will imbue you with a sense of joy you hadn’t known you were missing”

Sky Light Rain

“This extraordinary show has music and laughter and painful sadness as the brother and sisters confront the demons of their darkest night”

The Fine Times Recorder

"It’s equal parts pitch-black and zany – a bit like if Philip Ridley made an exercise video with Richard Simmons. "
Exeunt Magazine

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 2-28th August 2017

Pleasance Beneath (venue 33)

16:20, 70 mins

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