Five reasons to see All The Way Home

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Paul Simpson plays Philip, one of a number of warring brothers in Ayub Khan Din’s All The Way Home – a black comedy set in Salford in 2002. Directed by Mark Babych, the Library Theatre Company production runs at The Lowry between later this month. Here Paul gives us five reasons why should go and see this new comedy-drama.

1. The Writing
It’s written by Ayub Khan-Din. Ayub is probably best known for penning the wonderful East Is East – one of the most successful and best-loved British films ever! Ayub has been with us for quite a time during the rehearsal process, which has been invaluable, because his insight and knowledge of the subject matter is second to none. He identifies with the trials and tribulations of a family of siblings coming together to witness the death of an older brother while living in a Salford that is undergoing regeneration, and this has allowed us all real clarity in developing our characters and story-lines whilst remaining true to Ayub’s work and tell the story that is wanting to be told. Having Ayub with us during rehearsals helps us understand what emotions inspired him to put those words on the page.

2. It’s a world premiere.
Most of the world premieres of established British playwrights seem to take place in London, so having a new play by such a great writer …