When we knew that we were going to watch I Theatre's The Way Back Home, I was determined to lay my hands on this classic book of Oliver Jeffers so that the kids could get acquainted with the story first. Yes, I realised they would enjoy and relate to the show much more if they were familiar with the plot and characters.
It wasn't as easy as I expected because despite making two trips to two different libraries which indicated that the book was available in their online catalogue, one of which took us an one-hour bus ride to get to, we searched around and were eventually told that the book could not be found. Nonetheless, it pays to persevere so I made a reservation with NLB and a week later, we could finally read The Way Back Home during our bedtime story session! Woohoo!
Alliance Française which had limited parking lots, so we were lucky that we arrived early. The hubby had to park his car at Balmoral Plaza which was just a short walk away. We realised there is a nice restaurant called Waffletown which sells yummy burgers, fried chicken and ice cream waffles there!
I also loved the last scene when the boy was staring into outer space and possibly missing his newfound friend. The ending was a happy yet poignant one and we could not help but wonder whether this pair of good friends would ever have the chance to meet again. Of course, the fact that no one knows made it possible for the kids to use their imagination and determine what would happen in their own versions of the story.
If your kids love theatrical plays as much as mine do, here's a recap on the details and how you can still catch The Way Back Home!
Date: 12 to 20 September 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Theatre, Sarkies Road
Recommended for: Anyone 3 years old and above (All patrons will require a ticket to enter)
Duration: 50 minutes with no interval
Ticket Pricing: Adult/ Child - $32.00
Family Package (4 Persons) - $121.60
Big Family Package (5 Persons) - $144.00
Tickets are now available through www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555 and all SISTIC authorised agents.
Disclosure: We received a media invite and complimentary tickets to The Way Back Home. All opinions are our own.