A Different Way HomeThe Unusual Theatre are delighted to be producing DDOS's original production of A Different Way Home.This deeply moving and astutely observed play, we hear two monologues from two members of a family in a small, closely-knit, North of England town. In Act 1, Leslie, who has lived with his mother all of his life, narrates the events leading up to her death, unwittingly revealing the extent of his loss and the bitterness towards his sister, Maureen, who lives nearby but is not in touch.In Act 2, we learn from Maureen that Leslie succumbed to his grief and excluded her, and we hear her side of the story - feeling rejected by her family and friends because she married a Jew, she feels betrayed for not being asked to help when needed.The two voices convey the need for families to communicate, and for love to transcend prejudice.''A Different Way Home started life as a short radio play. It was subsequently televised by Granada Television in front of a small studio audience. Such was the reaction that it was then extended into a double bill and premiered at the Oldham Repertory Theatre where it received best actor and best new play for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. From this production it then enjoyed a highly successful national tour. I am proud to be associated with the development of this play, and to count Jimmie Chinn as a truly great writer and friend.''Production Team
Director: Val Colins
Actors: Steven Mann & Sarah Jane Vincent
Producer/ Lighting Designer : Alistair Lindsay
Production Assistant: Helen Lindsay
Stage Manager: Grace Lindsay
PR Manager - Francesca Mepham
Marketing Designer: Trevor Reaveley (
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 28th -30th July 2017 at 19:00, running time 1hr 10min
Canal Cafe Theatre
London W2 6ND
4-26 August 2017 at 12:30, running time: 1hr 10min
Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
The Forest Theatre
Greenside@Infirmary Street