|The Way Back Home|
The Way Back Home is an award winning picture book illustration by Oliver Jeffers. It had been adapted to a live stage version and bought to Singapore by I Theater. The production is presented by Big Wooden Horse and Theatre Royal Winchester and adopted for stage by Adam Bampton-Smith.
One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Who is the strange alien? Can they be friends? And how will they find their way back home?
The adapted play is a little different from the book. It was a surreal experience sitting through the play. I asked my boys what do they think the play meant and had different set of answers from boys aged 5 and 8. The younger boy thought the play was a 'dream' while the older one interpret it as one where the main character using his imagination to play.
If you are a faithful follower of the book, you may recognise certain parts in the play. If you have no prior knowledge like us, you might end up a little hazy about the plot at the end of the show. With no prior knowledge on the book, the boys ended up with different interpretations of what they had seen.
|The boys and the Cast|
The Way Back Home is now showing at Alliance Francaise Theatre from 12-20 Sep.
Recommended by I Theatre for children age 3-12. Family packages available at $121.6 ( excluding SISTIC Fees)
Tickets can be purchased here.