On the Shore of the Wide World
|On the Shore of the Wide World|
|Written by||Simon Stephens|
|Date premiered||18 April 2005|
|Place premiered||Royal Exchange Theatre
|Subject||Epic play about love, family, Roy Keane and the size of the galaxy.|
On the Shore of the Wide World is a play by English playwright Simon Stephens. It opened 18 April 2005, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, under the direction of Sarah Frankcom. On May 26, the production transferred to the Cottesloe space of the Royal National Theatre in London.
The play focuses on three generations of the Holmes family in Stockport, England, examining the persistent dreams and struggles facing each generation. The play takes its title from the poem When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be by John Keats.
|Alice Holmes||Siobhan Finneran|
|Peter Holmes||Nicholas Gleaves|
|Charlie Holmes||David Hargreaves|
|Susan Reynolds||Susannah Harker|
|Sarah Black||Carla Henry|
|John Robinson||Roger Morlidge|
|Alex Holmes||Thomas Morrison|
|Ellen Holmes||Eileen O'Brien|
|Paul Danzinger||Matt Smith|
|Christopher Holmes||Steven Webb|
Awards and nominations
- Stephens, Simon (2005). On the Shore of the Wide World (First ed.). London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 0-413-77517-8.