FANS of outstanding theatre have one last chance to see Whitefield Garrick's award-winning production A Different Way Home.

The production has been touring the region since it's critically acclaimed run at the Garrick, which netted John O'Connell a Greater Manchester Drama Federation Award for best actor.

And on Saturday the play by Jimmie Chin will take to the stage at Farnworth Little Theatre for two showings.

The northern comedy is directed by Andrew Close, well known by audiences at Garrick and throughout Bolton, Manchester and Altrincham. He has directed that 39 Steps, Dick Barton, Lilies on the Land and Shirley Valentine at the Whitefield Garrick.

Andrew will be directing a A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay and P.G.Wodehouse, which will open in May.

A Different Way is described as a deeply moving and astutely observed play featuring two monologues from two members of a small family in a small, closely knit north-England town telling a powerful story from two wildly different perspectives.

Leslie, who has lived with his mother all his life, tells of the events leading up to her death, unwittingly revealing the extent of his loss and his bitterness towards his sister, Maureen.

Feeling betrayed and rejected by her family, Maureen tells a different story of grief and isolation.

The two powerful voices is designed to remind people of the need for families to communicate.

A Different Way Home shows at 2pm and 7.30pm at Farnworth Little Theatre.

For tickets, priced £10, and £8 concessions visit or ring the box office on 0845 643 0808.

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