The Way Back Home

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A dramatization without words of Oliver Jeffer’s popular children’s book of the same name

Co-production with the Irish Branar Téatar.

Anything can happen in the imagination. A bed in a room can easily be transformed into a red propeller airplane. Then it’s off on the wing, out into the vastness of space. But the tank is suddenly empty, and the boy must make an emergency landing on the moon. Here, he meets a mystical green creature. Who is this bizarre stranger?

’The Way Back Home’ deals with making space for differences, creating friendships across boundaries, and helping each other. It is also about our imagination’s ability to create new, exciting worlds.

”This is puppetry at its highest level” – Theatre News

”Oliver Jeffers’ book jumps off the page and into space in this beautiful stage adaptation.” – Irish Times


Produced in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

Cast and crew


Ensemble: Aapo Repo, Neasa Ni Chuanaigh

Director: Bjarne Sandborg

Puppets: Mariann Aagaard

Set Design: Mariann Aagaard assisted by Malene Laurvig

Music/Sound Design: Henrik Andersen, Morten Meilvang Laursen

Lighting Design: Morten Ladefoged

Workshop/Tech: Morten Meilvang Laursen, William Højberg Nielsen

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