Date(s) - 8 Mar 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GoTheatrical! Captioned Performance on Saturday, 8 March 2014 at 2pm
Booking details at merrigong.com.au
Please request caption seats at time of booking to ensure the best seats for caption viewing.
A Sydney Theatre Company and The Australian Defence Force co-production
The Long Way Home
By Daniel Keene
An unmissable and inspiring theatre event
Sydney Theatre Company has embarked upon an historic endeavour with the Australian Defence Force to present this major new work. Taking the words and experiences of servicemen and women, they’ll create a unique, inspiring and unforgettable event.
The Long Way Home reflects the Australian Defence Force’s recent experiences on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, as well as in humanitarian and disaster relief, and protecting Australia’s borders.
British director Stephen Rayne and multi-award-winning Australian writer Daniel Keene have shaped a powerful piece of theatre, featuring military personnel recovering from physical and psychological injuries. These servicemen and women will perform alongside professional actors as part of a broader rehabilitation program that will assist their recovery. The Long Way Home will open a window on their lives while deployed on operations and illuminate the challenges of their return to everyday life.
With 2014 marking the centenary of World War I, this is a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the impact of war on both a global scale, and on the lives and minds of individuals.
Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language and violent themes.