With its roots firmly set in his home town, All the Way Home is the latest play by Salford born playwright and actor Ayub Khan-Din. A major player on the international arts stage, Ayub’s feature films East is East and most recently West is West, have been screened all over the world. Ayub Khan-Din rose to fame as an actor in the 1980s, appearing in the iconic My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid. He is currently under commission by the National Theatre and the Lincoln Center for the perfoming arts in New York.
All the Way Home will be directed by Mark Babych, Artistic director at Bolton Octagon for ten years and whose recent credits include Wuthering Heights at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and most recently the critically acclaimed production of The Railway Children at Waterloo Station.
The cast includes Kate Anthony, Judith Barker, Susan Cookson, Naomi Radcliffe, Julie Riley and Paul Simpson. Naomi and Paul both took the leading roles in Fireflies, The Lowry’s own production in the Quays theatre in Autumn 2009.
Packed full of spiky Salford banter, All the Way Home is a gritty, modern day tale about a disparate group of warring siblings who gather at their former family home, under the shadow of impending loss. As various relatives return to the family home, tensions and past conflicts rise to the surface in the hot house atmosphere of the small terraced house.
Chris Honer - Artistic Director of the Library Theatre Company said: “We are delighted be working with The Lowry on this great new play. Ayub Khan-Din’s work both on stage and screen has delighted audiences all over the world. With All the Way Home, Ayub takes us back to his native Salford - and what better place to stage his latest work in his hometown? The company is also looking forward to working with Manchester Evening News Award-winning director Mark Babych for the first time, on what promises to be an exciting and original production.”
Robert Robson, Artistic Director of The Lowry added: “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Library Theatre Company on creating the world premiere of a new play set in Salford by a great Salford born writer. This unique project illustrates The Lowry’s continued desire to present our audiences with original and innovative new work.”
All The Way Home runs at the Lowry from 29 September - 15 October.
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