Created from first-hand accounts, The Long Way Home reflects the Australian Defence Force’s recent experiences on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor as well as humanitarian and disaster relief.
As we approach the centenary of the beginning of The Great War, Australia and the world will pause and find their own ways to explore the impact of this war on their lives and minds.
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 to create a unique, inspiring and unforgettable event.
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. We open a door on their lives while deployed on operations and illuminate the challenges of their return to everyday life.
So I signed up to do my part. Gave body and soul, I gave my heart for the people I love and the people that care. To do my duty and pay my share – from ‘Changed Man’ by Corporal James Bromley
Director: Stephen Rayne Featuring: Will Bailey, David Cantley, James Duncan, Wayne Goodman, Craig Hancock, Martin Harper, Kyle Harris, Patrick Hayes, Emma Jackson, Odile Le Clezio, Tim Loch, Emma Palmer, Tahki Saul, Sarah Webster, James Whitney, Gary Wilson, Warwick Young Designer: Renée Mulder Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper Composer & Sound Designer: Steve Francis
The Long Way Home
Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Season continues to 15 February 2014
Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online at: www.sydneytheatre.com.au
Image: courtesy of the Australian Defence Force