A deeply moving, astutely observed play which consists of two monologues from a middle-aged estranged brother and sister in a closely-knit, North of England town.
"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 in to 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."Ray Barraclough, Award Winning Stage, Television and Radio Actor
Different Way Home, A Script
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In 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 I, 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.