Will Young makes his return to the stage in this powerful one-man show written by Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel. Cool and unforgettable, Song From Far Away offers a window into the heart of a man who grieves for his younger brother. This major new production comes to HOME in February/ March 2023.
One crisp winter day in New York, Willem is interrupted from the hum of his daily life by an important phone call – it’s time to go home.
Home is Amsterdam – a place of estranged family and forgotten relationships. As Willem reflects on his life, hesitant to face the future, he starts to rediscover himself by reaching out to the brother he has lost.
Written by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Mark Eitzel, this emotional homecoming is directed by the acclaimed Manchester-based Kirk Jameson and co-produced by Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman and HOME.
Song From Far Away is Will Young’s first live theatre role for a decade. The world-renowned performer first rose to prominence after winning the first-ever series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol in 2002. Following a hugely successful music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and in television. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in the 2013 London revival of Cabaret.
We can’t wait to see Young perform in this revival of Song From Far Away. When the production premiered at the Young Vic in 2015 – it garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. This exciting new performance looks to be a highlight in Manchester’s 2023 cultural calendar and a must-see theatre show.