A co-production between ENO, Young Vic and Opéra National de Paris, and in collaboration with The Royal Swedish Opera
Join us in an imaginary tale as the boy and the martian continue their adventure in this special family workshop. This free workshop is an hour long and aimed at children aged between 5-8 years old. Find out more and reserve your place.
Once there was a boy who found himself stuck on the moon - and he was not alone…
A boy discovers an aeroplane in his cupboard. He does the only sensible thing and flies to the stars. But when he runs out of petrol and crash lands on the moon, he comes face to face with a stranded Martian. Will the two become friends and help each other find their ways back home?
Oliver Jeffers’ famous book comes to life in this enchanting new opera for ages 5+, full of delightful animation. Created by Katie Mitchell and Vicki Mortimer, the pair behind the hit stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, with a score by the young, gifted Joanna Lee and a libretto by Rory Mullarkey, this exciting co-production is ENO’s first ever new opera for children.
'Fast-paced, engaging and vibrantly delivered'
'Every aspect of the production oozes charm'
Babes in arms are welcome. Please speak to our Welcome Team on 020 7922 2922 for more information.
Monday - Saturday: 2.30pm & 4.30pm (except 11, 13 & 20 Dec when performances will be at 4pm & 6pm)
Running time: 50 minutes no interval
Tickets: Adults: £15, Children £10
Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.
Why not grab a drink or a bite to eat at The Cut before or after the show. The excellent kids menu includes Mini Grass Fed Burgers, freshly squeezed farmed juices and delicious Koko Deluxe hot chocolate. Take a look at the full kids menu here.
"The Way Back Home is practically the perfect show for children this Christmas" - The Londonist
Will Gompertz talks The Way Back Home, childrens opera and the importance of the arts in contemporary society - The BBC
Based on the book by
Composer Joanna Lee
Librettist Rory Mullarkey
Conductor Stephen Higgins
Director Katie Mitchell
Design Vicki Mortimer
Light James Farncombe
Associate Director Joseph Alford
Alexander Robin Baker