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Illustration by Katherine Collins.

The Long Way Home

Charles Way, playwright


66 pgs. 4 Actors

Originally produced by New Perspectives Theatre in 2005

Run Time: 75 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+


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


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Photo credit: Susan McGoun, James Bolt, Theo Devaney and Jumaan Short in Eastern Angels’ 2010 production of The Long Way Home.

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