RoughHouse Theatre Announce Their Latest Production THE LONG WALK BACK

RoughHouse Theatre Announce Their Latest Production THE LONG WALK BACK

RoughHouse Theatre are thrilled to announce that our latest production, The Long Walk Back is another joint collaboration with Live Wire Theatre in association with the Professional Cricketer's Association.

Following on from the success of the critically acclaimed When The Eye Has Gone and based on real life events, The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international sporting star's catastrophic fall from grace.

England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Playing 85 Tests and One Day Internationals for England he was on the verge of greatness when named England's International Cricketer of The Year in 1994.

Within months of his cricketing career ending, however, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine into the UK.

Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008 and an attempted suicide on his first night in custody, The Long Walk Back charts the extraordinary journey that took Lewis from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening.

In October 2018, RoughHouse Theatre will be casting two actors for this production that will tour the UK nationally in March/April 2019.

After each performance, there will be a post-show Q&A session hosted by RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan featuring Chris Lewis and special guests announced closer to each performance.

The Long Walk Back will be touring to theatres including Chipping Norton Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman, Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, Haymarket Basingstoke and Greenwich Theatre London.

Full tour details will be published when the actors are announced in November 2018.

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