Far Gone
Paperback, 40 pages ISBN: 9781839040733Publication Date:
24 Feb 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 40 pages ISBN: 9781788505338Publication Date:
24 Feb 2022
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First Staged:
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 2022

Far Gone

By John Rwothomack

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When Okumu's village in Northern Uganda is attacked by a guerrilla rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony, he and his brother find that their lives are changed forever.

Far Gone is a profoundly moving play for one actor which tells the story of a young boy's journey from childhood innocence to child soldier, seen through the eyes of those that love him – and those that betray him.

Inspired by John Rwothomack's own real-life experience of nearly being kidnapped by the LRA, the play was co-produced by Roots Mbili Theatre and Sheffield Theatres, with support from Theatre Deli, Sheffield. It premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in February 2022, directed by Mojisola Elufowoju, and then toured the UK.

'This play is not about me, the kid who was lucky enough to escape. This play is for the hundreds of thousands who did not. For the parents whose children were either lost forever or forever changed. For the young girls who were forced to marry men old enough to be their fathers. For the brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, sons and daughters who lost the innocence of childhood, simply for being born at an unfortunate time in an unfortunate place. For the future generations who will continue to suffer the trauma the LRA has imprinted on them, for many years to come.' John Rwothomack

'If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?'

Press Quotes

'Intense and atmospheric... the drama grips and carries a spirit of fear and menace... Rwothomack has a powerful story to tell'

Guardian

'Potent and harrowing... a gut punch of a final twist'

The Stage

'Profoundly moving'

British Theatre Guide
Paperback, 40 pages ISBN: 9781839040733Publication Date:
24 Feb 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 40 pages ISBN: 9781788505338Publication Date:
24 Feb 2022
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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