We shall overcome
Created from first-hand accounts, The Long Way Home reflects the Australian Defence Force’s recent experiences on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor as well as humanitarian and disaster relief.
As we approach the centenary of the beginning of The Great War, Australia and the world will pause and find their own ways to explore the impact of this war on their lives and minds. Sydney Theatre Company has embarked upon an historic endeavour with the Australian Defence Force to present this major new work, taking the words and experiences of servicemen and women to create a unique, inspiring and unforgettable event.
Multi-award-winning Australian writer Daniel Keene has shaped a powerful piece of theatre, with military personnel recovering from physical and psychological injuries. These servicemen and women performed alongside professional actors as part of a broader rehabilitation program that assisted their recovery. The Long Way Home opens a door on the lives of servicemen and women while deployed on operations and illuminates the challenges of their return to everyday life.
Produced by The Sydney Theatre Company and The Australian Defence Force, The Long Way Home was first performed at The Sydney Theatre, Sydney, on the 7th of February, 2014. Following the Sydney season, The Long Way Home embarked on a nation wide tour.
ISBN: 978 1 921390 87 6