If Only The Lonely Were Home

‘The Tasmanian writer has a quirky, audacious, wonderfully unfettered way of looking at life that is fully in tune with children’s thinking. His verbal imagery is delectable… a tale with charm, humour and real feeling’.        

The Stage, England


The Lonely hasn’t been seen for a long time. His house stands quiet, on the furthest edge of town – he won’t come out. So everyone brings to his doorstep the things they love – a photo of the wind, a song you sing in cars, a feeling of ferris wheels, some lightning in a jar. The Lonely is ignoring them all.

But one girl stands at his door and won’t go away…

CAST SIZE

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 2-30 performers

AUDIENCE SIZE

For ages 3-9, and their families

LENGTH

50-70 minutes

SEASONS

(Australia, England, Mexico and USA)

2017

Centro Culturo del Bosque, Ciudad de Mexico (produced by Teatro Luna de Papel)

2016

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (produced by Teatro Luna de Papel)

2013

University of Northern Carolina, Greensboro NC, USA (produced by UNC)
Kampala High School, Sydney, Australia (produced by Kambala)

2009

English National Tour – 38 venues (produced by Tutti Frutti)
The York Theatre Royal, York, England (produced by Tutti Frutti)

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Tutti Frutti production 2009

FIRST PRODUCED

  • Commissioned/first produced by Tutti Frutti, 2009
  • First directed by Wendy Harris

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