The Boy with the Longest Shadow

‘The classroom goes wild, children and teachers lie across the desks and laugh their heads off… The audience yells and claps’        

NRZ, Germany

‘The Australian with German roots is currently considered the rising star in the German-speaking theatre for children and young adults’                                      

Die Rheinpfalz, Germany

 

A study of bullying, without being didactic, the play follows Adam and Atticus who have known each other since… forever – since they sat in a belly together and waited to be born. And twins are supposed to be the same. But they never are.

When they catch the bus, Adam sits up back, and Atticus carries the books. When Atticus goes to say something to a girl, Adam says it first, and better. And when they stand in the sun, even though they’re the same height, even though they have been for every day of their lives, Adam always seems to cast the longest shadow.

But Atticus has a plan to change all that…

AWARDS

Published in ‘Spielplatz 29’
Finalist, 2014 German Children’s Theatre Prize

CAST SIZE

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 1 or 2 performers

AUDIENCE SIZE

For ages ten and up, all the way to adult

length

50-65 minutes

SEASONS

(Australia, Germany and Italy)

2017

Eggenfelden, Bavaria (produced by Theater an der Rott)
Tübingen, Germany (produced by Landestheater Württemberg-Hohenzollern)
Castrop Rauxel, Germany (produced by Westfalisches Landestheater)

2016

Vereinigte Bühnen, Bozen, Italy (produced by VBB)
Westfälisches Landestheater, Castrop Rauxel, Germany (produced by WL)
Niedersächsische Staatstheater, Hannover, Germany (produced by Schauspiel X)
Josef Albers Gymnasium, Bottrop (produced by Kulturamt Bottrop)

2015

Schnawwl Theater, Mannheim, Germany (prod: Nationaltheater Mannheim)
Schauspiel Hannover, Germany (produced by Schauspiel Hannover)
Tasmanian statewide tour (produced by Tasmanian Theatre Co)

2014

Schauspiel Hannover, Germany (produced by Schauspiel Hannover)
Tasmanian statewide tour (produced by Tasmanian Theatre Co)

2013

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany (produced by DS)
Victorian statewide tour (produced by Arts Victoria and TTC)

2010

Tasmanian statewide tour (produced by TTC)

Schauspiel Hannover production 2012, starring Maurizio Micksch and Jan Kittmann

first produced


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