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  • Start: Wednesday 26 February - 19:30
  • Auditorium: Tindle Studio

The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home

a new play by Kevin Dyer

Presented by Farnham Maltings

Kevin Dyer’s new play is the product of over a hundred interviews with soldiers and their wives – each a one-to-one conversation where secrets, regrets and untold details have been shared for the first time.

The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home is a story of resilience, of hope, of change – and what it’s like when the man you love is going to war and might not come back.

This 70-minute show, presented by a cast of three including a military wife, will be followed by a facilitated collective ‘conversation’ about the country we live in.

Running time: approximately 70 minutes followed by a conversation, no interval.

Special information: the play is followed by a facilitated conversation.

Age guidance: 14+


Ham, Mushroom, Pesto & Rocket Pizza


Roast Vegetables & Goats Cheese Pizza (v)

Pre-show dining served from 90 mins to 30 mins prior to show start.


Image concept by Émilie Chen. Illustration by Aleksandra Stanglewicz

Writer/Director Kevin Dyer (writer of sell-out show Brilliance)

Designer David Haworth

Composer Ben Mason
Stage Manager Kate Bosomworth
Cast to be confirmed


Audience responses to Farnham Maltings productions:
‘one of the best evening’s entertainments I can remember’ on Brilliance

‘a high-class production’ on Brilliance

‘Theatre at its very best.  It was entertaining and riveting and so thought provoking’ on Brave Folk

What the critics say:

★★★★Time Out

★★★★ – The Stage

★★★★ – The Arts Desk

★★★★ – Evening Standard                      

★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


 “The lightness of touch and splashes of humour quietly, charmingly, deftly coalesce into heartrending and heart-warming beauty.” ★★★★The Stage

for Jess & Joe Forever

“Very wise, very funny – and feels utterly authentic”★★★★Time Out

for Jess & Joe Forever