On The Shore Of The Wide World

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About the Show Less...

A tender play about discord, heartbreak and the redemptive power of love across three generations. Read More >

Roy Keane, girls and the size of the galaxy: Stockport, 2004, and the boys are growing up fast. Soon they’ll be looking to escape, and it makes their parents feel old. Christopher could always rely on a kind word from his grandfather, but now he’s not so sure. And then something happens that changes family life forever.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/05/2005

Opening Night: 26/05/2005

Closing Night: 23/08/2005

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Cast & Creative


Siobhan Finneran, Nicholas Gleaves, David Hargreaves, Susannah Harker, Carla Henry, Roger Morlidge, Thomas Morrison, Eileen O’Brien, Matt Smith, Steven Webb


Director - Sarah Frankcom

Producer - National Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre

Designer - Liz Ascroft

Lighting Designer - Mick Hughes

Sound - Peter Rice

Author - Simon Stephens