All the Way Home

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DOI: 10.5040/9781784602567.00000005
Acts: 2. Scenes: 10. Roles: Male (3) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

Ayub Khan Din's All the Way Home is a family drama set in the author's native Salford. It was first performed by the Library Theatre Company at The Lowry, Salford, on 29 September 2011.

Bonfire Night in Salford. Brian, a successful photographer who left for London, returns to the city (now in the throes of regeneration) to a family living in the shadow of cancer. Confined within the walls of their home, Brian and his siblings await the death of their brother Frankie, who (unseen) lies dying upstairs in bed, his empty armchair standing in the corner of the kitchen, unused. Amidst the cut and thrust of spiky Salford banter, long harboured resentments rise to the surface, and loyalties are tested as family bonds unite and divide, unravel and unwind.

The premiere production was directed by Mark Babych and designed by Hayley Grindle, with Sean Gallagher as Brian, Susan Cookson as Janet, Kate Anthony as Carol, Julie Riley as Sonia, Paul Simpson as Phillip, Judith Barker as Auntie Sheila, Naomi Radcliffe as Samantha and James Foster as Mickey.

From Ayub Khan Din Plays: One

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Nick Hern Books

Ayub Khan Din

ISBN: 9781848424241

Series: Nick Hern Books

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