THE LONG WALK BACK
By DOUGIE BLAXLAND
pRODUCED BY ROUGHHOUSE THEATRE AND LIVE WIRE THEATRE
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE PCA
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.
After each performance, there will be a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis, RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan and special guests announced closer to each performance.
Tues 2nd April - The Chipping Norton Theatre
01608 642350 www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Wed 3rd April - The Phoenix Theatre, Bordon
01420 472664 www.phoenixarts.co.uk
Thurs 4th April to Sat 6th April - Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
01242 572573 www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Wed 10th April - The Haymarket, Basingstoke
01256 844244 www.anvilarts.org.uk
Sat 13th April - Royal & Derngate, Northampton
01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Sun 14th April - Dorchester Arts
01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
Tues 16th & Weds 17th April - The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
0117 902 0344 www.thewardrobetheatre.com
Thurs 18th April - The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham
0121 212 2643 www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk
Fri 19th April - The Rondo Theatre, Bath
0333 666 3366 www.rondotheatre.co.uk
Sat 20th April - Leicestershire County Cricket Club
0116 283 2128
Tues 23rd April - Nottingham Playhouse
0115 941 9419 www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Wed 24th to Sat 27th April - Greenwich Theatre, London
020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
ALL IMAGES BY LISA HOUNSOME
The Long Walk Back Casting Announcement
Press for The Long Walk Back (Click on the mastheads for the full article)