Into the West
by Greg Banks
Based on the screenplay by Jim Sheridan
With music by Thomas Johnson
From the coast of Ireland comes the spellbinding tale of two siblings and a white horse called Tir Na n’Og. Ally and Fin are children of Travelers living with their Pa, when the mysterious, otherworldly horse comes to them from the sea, filling their lives (and tiny flat) with happiness . . . and trouble. Soon police are at the door to take Tir Na n’Og away, but not even the law can keep these children from their magnificent horse. Fearless as cowboys, Ally and Fin escape into the west in this lively, suspenseful drama about love, loss and bravery, where they learn that the greatest journeys in life take us beyond all imagination and into our hearts.
Jim Sheridan, screenwriter
Thomas Johnson, composer
Originally produced by Travelling Light Theatre Company, UK, in 1995
Run Time: 70 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
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“Not just exceptional children’s theatre, it is complex, moving and vivid theatre that creates a complete imaginative world of its own” –The Guardian, UK
“Deeply sensitive and highly imaginative” –New York Times
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