Roughhouse & Live Wire Theatre Companies present

The Long Walk Back

by Dougie Blaxland

Wed 10 Apr, 7.30pm

The Haymarket

  • Tickets: £19.50 (includes £3 booking fee)
  • Suitable for: ages 15 and over
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 seemed on the verge of greatness when he was 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 dramatises the extraordinary journey that took Chris from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening. But there is far more to this captivating drama than at first meets the eye; set in the cell that Chris occupies alone throughout his sentence, who is the stranger in the room?

Stay in your seat for a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan.

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