Balloon Faces

by Brian Way


Age Advice: Grades 1 - 2

Balloon Faces was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1969. As the first in a trilogy based on a theme of “faces”, it was written and directed by the author for presentation to young children and was toured throughout the British Isles for a year.

Meet Bella the Balloon Lady and Mr Pluck the instrument man. Eileen wants a special balloon, a balloon with a face. Join her on a magical journey to the Land of the Balloons.


(Two men and two women)

Eileen: Sue Innes
Eenee-Meenee-Minee: Tim Brown
Mr Pluck, the instrument man: Adrian Bracken
Bella, the balloon lady: Jaqui Dubin

(Cast of the 1970 autumn tour.)

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way
Director: Brian Way
Producer: Tony Redden

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

Theatre Centre is grateful to Adrian Bracken, who has provided additional information about this production (see his comment below).

A copy of the script is held by the British Library.

"He has a strange name because he's a strange person - and strange things happen in our story. Sometimes he's Eenee. Sometimes he's Meenee. And sometimes he's Minee. And you never quite know who he is being."


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