Into the West

26 Jun 2016

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Cost of entry

Adult: £9
Child: £7
Members: £6


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I drifted out of sleep and heard the hooves, pounding up through the surf and onto the hard sand. They say a white horse is from the fairy folk, and a black horse brings death. I made the sign of the cross in the darkness and waited…..listened…


Ages 7+

There will be Free Art Cart activities before and after the performance

Part of Manchester Children’s Book Festival

Beginning in the tower blocks on the outskirts of Dublin, where two Traveller children are living with their widowed father, the play tells the story of the magical white horse that appears in their lives, brought to them by their Grandpa who still travels the land and follows the old ways. And there begins a series of comical and heart-breaking adventures which culminate in a wild ride across Ireland to escape from the police and their troubled past.

To celebrate the play’s 20th anniversary, Travelling Light are bringing to a new generation of audiences their internationally-acclaimed story of grit and magic, love and loss, hope and discovery.

“Complex, vivid and moving … a remarkable piece of theatre”  – The Guardian

“Deeply satisfying and highly imaginative” – New York Times

“A show for the child inside each of us” – The Scotsman

“I have never seen a play that touched me as deeply”  – Calgary Herald

“Performers and audience are left moved and mesmerised” – Children’s Theatre Reviews

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