The Long Walk Back

Written by Dougie Blaxland

Presented by RoughHouse Theatre and Live Wire Theatre

Based on real live events, The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace. England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Playing 85 Tests and One Day Internationals for England he seemed on the verge of greatness when he was named England’s International Cricketer of The Year in 1994. 

Within months of his cricketing career ending, however, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine into the UK. 

Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008 and an attempted suicide on his first night in custody, The Long Walk Back charts the extraordinary journey that took Lewis from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening. 

There will be a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan. 

Further details: 

**** (4 Stars) “Brimming with charisma and honesty” The Stage on When The Eye Has Gone 

“Compelling” The Telegraph on When The Eye Has Gone 

“A real tour de force” Deep Extra Cover on When The Eye Has Gone 

“Entertaining, thought-provoking and far transcends the rugby field." British Theatre Guide on Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot 

***** (5 Stars) "...inspiring and mesmerising; hugely enabled by the wit and charm of Morgan’s fiercely clever vision." Theatre Bath on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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