The Long Way Home
by Charles Way
On the day Old Mother’s husband dies, she decides to walk back home to the seaside village where she was born. On her way through the forest she discovers a lost boy who cannot speak and who has apparently been brought up as an animal. They take an epic journey together encountering grieving widows, jealous farmers and bandits as they struggle toward their final destination.
"Through acting, story-telling humour and music the four strong cast takes us on an enthralling journey in a production that is utterly captivating. A remarkable creation from Charles Way."- The Stage
"Way’s storytelling style is always at its most interesting and playful when it questions the nature of the story itself, and the opportunities that the teller has to manipulate the narrative."- The Guardian
Pages: 67 pg
Casting Breakdown: 4 roles
Estimated Run Time: 75 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+
Availability: Performance licenses are only available in the United States and Canada
Originally produced by New Perspectives THeatre in 2005
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Photo credit: Susan McGoun, James Bolt, Theo Devaney and Jumaan Short in Eastern Angels’ 2010 production of The Long Way Home.