If Only The Lonely Were Home

2nd Apr 2009 to 8th Jul 2009

The Lonely hasn’t been seen for a long time.
His house stands quiet, on the furthest edge of town.
He won’t come out.
So everyone brings to his doorstep the things they love;
a photo of the wind, a song you sing in cars, a feeling of ferris wheels,
some lightning in a jar.
The Lonely is ignoring them all.
But one girl stands at his door and won’t go away….

This fabulous new production, presented by the ever popular tutti frutti in collaboration with York Theatre Royal, told a story of loss, loneliness and love.  With beautiful movement and live music tutti frutti yet again brought their unique style to this new piece.

50 minute show.

If Only The Lonely Were Home received 107 performances and toured to 38 venues nationally.


Artistic Director: Wendy Harris
Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Composer: Ivan Stott
Designer: Alison Heffernan
Movement Director: Joanne Moven

The Lonely: Jason James / Dean Ramsden
Penny Ericson: Megan Brooks
Stage Manager: Lucy Collier

tutti frutti would like to thank the management and staff at York theatre Royal for all their support in the making of this production.

Photographs by Peter Byrne can be found on flickr

Reviews & Quotes

  1. The children are enchanted
    The Press, 2 April 2009

  2. The Tasmanian writer has a quirky, audacious, wonderfully unfettered way of looking at life that is fully in tune with children’s thinking… a tale with charm, humour and real feeling
    The Stage, 1 April 2009

  3. …rhythmic and graceful
    Pocklington Post

  4. Last night’s performance touched the hearts of both children and adults in the audience
    Serenity Knitting, 27 March 2009