2008Soho Theatre & tour to HMPs Brixton, Downview, Highdown, Pentonville & Wandsworth

The Long Road

I need to understand… No. You want it to mean something. But it doesn’t.

In the aftermath of teenager Danny’s fatal stabbing, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness.

The Long Road evolved from research with prisoners and victims’ families about their experiences of restorative justice. It was revived later in the year due to sell out performances.

Written by
Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by
Esther Baker
Set design by
Katy McPhee
Lighting design by
Tony Simpson
Composed by
Neil McArthur
Denise Black, Michael Elwyn, Alison Newman, Michelle Tate and Steven Webb

Co-produced with The Forgiveness Project

Its combination of emotional sympathy and intellectual rigour strike me as both rare and remarkable
The Telegraph
Immensely moving... Impeccably acted
Financial Times
It made me think about my crime. It humanised the victim
Prisoner audience member, HMP Wandsworth

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