Fiona Cullen, Joe Dominic and Andrew Newbon in BLT’s April ‘In The Bar’ show The Long Road, directed by Nikki Packham. Photo: Dave Jones (www.ashleighvideo.co.uk)
In The Bar Thu 21 – Sun 24 April 2016 at 7.45pm
The Long Road
by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Nikki Packham
CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE APPROPRIATE TO THE CHARACTERS
When 18 year-old Danny is fatally stabbed by Emma, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother Mary’s determination to understand this random knifing by a girl the same age as her son brings her face to face with his perpetrator. But it’s not only Mary who is forced to confront the bitter senselessness of the loss. but her husband John and Danny’s brother Joe are too.
Playwright Shelagh Stephenson (The Memory Of Water, An Experiment With An Air Pump) wrote this to be performed in prisons as well as in theatres. She visited prisons with The Forgiveness Project and Synergy Theatre Project and found that nearly all the prisoners had been profoundly damaged long before they ended up in jail.
The Long Road is a moving and often very funny piece of theatre that is sure to touch each and every one of us.
Joe – Joe Dominic
Mary – Fiona Cullen
John – Andrew Newbon
Emma – Bethan Boxall
Elizabeth – Julie Binysh
Music composed specially for the production by Tom Dignum