A joyful, big-hearted and very slightly scary show for 7-11 year-olds about friendship, family and change.
Josh wants to be friends with Leila. Everyone at school does, because she makes up all the best games. Then she comes up with a new one – a game about ghosts. It’s the best. But maybe it’s starting to get a bit too real?
The Other Way Home is a brand new show for 7-11 year-olds about the games we play, the stories we tell, and what it means to be friends – especially in difficult times.
Created by NDT Associates Kandinsky Theatre Company and developed through workshops with local children and teachers, The Other Way Home tours London primary schools and community centres in June-July, alongside two special performances at New Diorama.
★★★★★ 'No one else makes theatre quite like this' Time Out on Kandinsky's Dinomania
Commissioned and co-produced by New Diorama, following 2021-22 children's show Everything Has Changed.
★★★★ 'Smart, sensitively handled and – crucially – a lot of fun' The Guardian on NDT's Everything Has Changed
You can download our Creative Learning Pack here to access educational resources and activities to accompany your visit to the show. The resource was developed by Peter Laycock (Creative Peter) in consultation with New Diorama and Kandinsky.
Supported through funding from British Land, Camden Council, Arts Council England and City of London's Community Infrastructure Levy & Neighbourhood Fund.
Zakiyyah Deen & Edward Hutchings
Director/co-writer James Yeatman
Co-writer/dramaturg Lauren Mooney
Designer Stella-Jane Odoemelam
Sound Ali Taie
Creative learning specialist Peter Laycock (Creative Peter)
Associate director Segen Yosef
Stage manager Danielle Whitfield
Led by James Yeatman & Lauren Mooney, Kandinsky is a multi award-winning company with an international reputation for outstanding collaborative theatre. As NDT Associates, previous productions at New Diorama include Dinomania, Trap Street, Still Ill, Dog Show and most recently The Winston Machine, which toured the UK in spring 2023.
Elsewhere, Kandinsky has been commissioned by the Royal Exchange Manchester, enjoyed an acclaimed run at Berlin's renowned Schaubühne Theatre and a commission from Vienna's Schauspielhaus. Previous shows have won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, Peter Brook Festival Award and OffWestEnd Best Ensemble.