Grab a first look at John Rwoth-Omack’s acclaimed tale of a Ugandan a child soldier, Far Gone, and check out what Sheffield audiences thought of the show, then book your tickets!
The one-man show runs at The Vaults from 17-22 March 2020.
“If I invited you to come with me on a journey, a story, will you come with me?”
Far Gone 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), Okumu 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.
The 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.
Inspired by personal experience, Rwoth-Omack’s drama was originally devised in Sheffield Theatres’ Making Room and had its debut at Theatre Deli in 2019.
What did Sheffield audiences think of Far Gone?
In addition to creating and starring in Far Gone, Rwoth-Omack worked as Assistant Director on Sheffield Theatre’s The Last King of Scotland and directed Paul Sirett’s Bad Blood Blues at Theatre Deli.
In Far Gone, Rwoth-Omack is directed by Moji Elufowoju, founder of Utopia Theatre and founding member of Mosaic Opera Collective. Her previous projects include Three Sisters (National Theatre), How Far Apart (Arcola Theatre) and The Bogus Woman (Camden People’s Theatre)
Far Gone runs at Cage – The Vaults, Leake St, Lambeth, SE1 7NN from 17-22 March 2020 with performances Tuesday to Sunday 7.30pm, matinee Sunday 4.30pm. Tickets are priced from £16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
Far Gone production gallery