Every year for the last 30 years an absent father has sent his son an empty box for his birthday. This year, following his absent father’s death, the son decides to find out why.
The Long Way Home is part autobiography, part exaggeration for comic and dramatic effect – a glorious, fantastical and absurd quest to come to terms with an absent father’s inheritance.
Devised and performed by Ben Phillips, The Long Way Home is his ‘absurd love letter to the strange times we did spend together, and my comic obsession about the times we didn’t’.
Ben’s father, Bart Phillips, was a designer of wooden boxes and puzzles in Alston, Cumbria.
“A wonderful, complex, emotionally charged and highly affecting performance experience…” – Arts Centre, Ormskirk
Tickets for this performance are available on a pay what you decide basis, thanks to funding from Eden District Council.