The Boy With The Longest Shadow


By Finegan Kruckemeyer

Adam and Atticus Brown have known each other since… forever.

Since they sat in a belly together and waited to be born.

And twins are all supposed to be the same… but they never are.

When they wake in the morning, Adam’s hair is nice and ready for the day, but Atticus’ looks flat and stupid.

When they catch the bus to school, Adam sits up the back with the older kids, and Atticus carries the books. When Atticus goes to say something clever to a girl, Adam always says it first, and better.

And when they stand in the sun together, even though they’re just the same height, even though they have been for every minute of their lives, Adam always seems to cast the longest shadow.

But Atticus has a plan to change all that…

Commissioned by the Tasmanian Theatre Company for a young audience, this journey into the lives of twins with dramatically different approaches to life and its challenges is performed with ingenuity and imagination by one of Tasmania’s most experienced actors.  This story of discovery will engage the whole family.

Director: Annette Downs
Cast: Iain Lang
Set Design: Jill Munro
Sound Design: Heath Brown

Duration: 50 minutes

Available for in school performances throughout 2015.

For information and to book: TTC Theatre For Schools

Or phone: 6234 8561 – Workshops available on request.

Teacher Notes: Teacher’s Notes (PDF)

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2015 Brochure Design ~ Image Credit ~ Jenny Manners