The Way Back Home

“The tone of Jeffers’ whimsical story is greatly enhanced by the emotional expressiveness of the two central characters…. In this beautiful, touching and playful production.”

- 4 stars :: The Irish Times

“Beautiful and deceptively simple”

- The Connacht Tribune


A non-verbal Story about friendship and bravery.

Co-produced with Teater Refleksion , Denmark.

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies into outer space! This wonderful story explores the boundless imagination of children. Through puppet animation and magical music, we tell the story of one boy’s adventure into outer space and the quest he must undertake to help his new friend.


”Oliver Jeffers’ book jumps off the page and into space in this beautiful stage adaptation.” – Irish Times


Produced in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.


Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn and Bjarne Sandborg

Cast: Aapo Repo, Neasa Ní Chuanaigh

Puppet and Set Design: Mariann Aagaard, assisted by Malene Laurvig

Music: Henrik Andersen

Sound Design: Morten Meilvang Laursen

Lighting Design: Morten Ladefoged

Production Details

Duration: 45 minutes

Ages: 3-8 years

Capacity: 70