How Many Miles to Babylon?

15 April 2014

By Alan Stanford | Adapted from the novel by Jennifer Johnston
Directed by Philip Wilson

Alec and Jerry shouldn't have been friends: Alec's life was one of privilege, while Jerry's was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them.

When war breaks out in 1914, both Jerry and Alec sign up - yet for quite different reasons. On the fields of Flanders they find themselves standing together, but once again divided: as officer and enlisted man.

And it is there, surrounded by mud and chaos and death, that one of them makes a fateful decision whose consequences will test their friendship and loyalty to breaking point.

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Ryan McParland, Jeremy Lloyd, Charlie De Bromhead and Richard Teverson. The play runs at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonCatherine Cusack, Anthony Delaney and Michael James Ford in a scene from How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonAnthony Delaney as Alec and Ryan McParland as Jerry in a scene from How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonDirector Philip Wilson watches over the How Many Miles to Babylon? rehearsals. The play runs at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian Morrison
Catherine Cusack as the mother and Anthony Delaney as Alec in How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonMany Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonCast of How Many Miles to Babylon? L to R: Ryan McParland, Jeremy Lloyd, Anthony Delaney, Charlie De Bromhead and Richard Teverson. The play runs at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian MorrisonThe entire cast in a scene from How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston at the Lyric Theatre from 30 April to 24 May. Pic credit: Brian Morrison
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