DOI: 10.5040/9781784604837.00000002
Scenes: 16. Roles: Male (4) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Chloë Moss's play The Way Home is a drama about the clash between suburban and itinerant ways of life in present-day Liverpool. It was first performed at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, on 20 October 2006.

The play's action revolves around two families in modern-day Liverpool: the Thompsons (Paul and Angela, and their 16-year-old son Bobby) and the O'Connors (Margaret, Felix, 18-year-old Ellie and 17-year-old Daniel). While the Thompsons live a fairly conventional family life, the O'Connors are Irish Travellers who live on an official Travellers’ site in Curzon Park. For them, there are no walls, just wheels, and a fierce sense of belonging that has nothing to do with place. But when Bobby starts skipping school to hang out with Danny, their friendship forces both families to look beyond the walls that divide them.

The premiere production was directed by Sue Dunderdale and designed by Bob Bailey. It was performed by Leanne Best, Claire Cogan, Luke Hayden, Amy McAllister, Nick Moss, Eamonn Owens and Joe Shipman.

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Nick Hern Books

Chloë Moss

ISBN: 9781854599605

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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