Far Gone

The McCarthy1hr 10mins (no interval)

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

Credits:

Written by John Rwothomack
Director: Moji Elufowoju
Dramaturg: Paul Sirett
Producer: Sam Holland and Joanna Jowett
Art Director: Smart Banda
Musical & Sound Director: Lee Affen
Lighting Designer: William Monks
Set & Costume Designer: Kevin Jenkins
Movement Director: Akeim Toussaint Buck
Stage & Tour Manager: Hannah Birtwistle-Crossland
Videographer & Editor: Gomolemo Nyakale

Key Cast:

John Rwothomack

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

Far Gone is a gut kicking physical performance with humour, poetry, and the horrors of being a child soldier. It follows the life of Okumu, an innocent boy living with a good family in Northern Uganda. When his village is attacked by Joseph Kony’s Lords Resistance Army (LRA), him and his brother are captured and their lives are forever changed. We follow Okumu through this transformation from boy to child soldier. The boy struggles to fit into the bush life he’s been forced into until one day an unexpected visitor appears.

Written and performed by John Rwoth-Omack, this one man play also explores how historically political and religious decisions made by western powers contributed to civil wars in Africa which in turn gave birth to the existence of a child soldier.

Has much changed?

Age guidance: 14+


Audience Reactions:

“#FarGone at Theatre Deli is another must see. Brilliant one man show, with a deftness you won’t forget.

Massive congratulations John. What a performance!

“#FarGone at @theatredelishef was one of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year! If any of you are free tomorrow or Saturday night I would highly recommend!!”

“I must say that @RwothOmack’s performance and story-telling in #FarGoneChild is a exquisite spectacle. An excruciating story in which he submerges you into the world of a LRA child soldier and more.


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Monday 23 March 2020, 7.45pm

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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