The Long Road

ebook Modern Plays

By Shelagh Stephenson

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After a sell-out run earlier this year, this topical and powerful play returns to Soho Theatre.
A programme text edition published in conjunction with The Synergy
Theatre Project in association with The Forgiveness Project and Soho
Theatre, The Long Road runs from 10 - 29 November 2008.

'Mary wants us to talk about the girl that killed our son. I want to wipe her off the face of the earth'

In the aftermath of Danny's pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness.

The Long Road evolved out of a period of research with
prisoners by Synergy Theatre Project, in collaboration with The
Forgiveness Project and award-winning playwright Shelagh Stephenson.

Synergy Theatre Project works through theatre with
offenders and ex-offenders towards resettlement and rehabilitation
whilst placing the wider issues surrounding imprisonment in the public
arena. The Forgiveness Project encourages and empowers people to explore the nature of forgiveness and alternatives to revenge.

'It is a rare play that hits the news with such cruel
topicality . . . Stephenson offers a powerful, illuminating piece of
dramatic fiction'
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

'Rare and remarkable . . . this is a drama that cries out for attention - and richly rewards it' The Telegraph

The Long Road