The Road to the Sea

BY DON TAYLOR
19 February 2003 — 15 March 2003

This is the story of a young woman’s quest to discover her father’s true identity, which leads her on a dangerous journey into both personal and public histories. When Jo pieces together her estranged father's suspect and shocking past she uncovers a complex web of deceit and compromise. Her father's story of ideals destroyed powerfully reflects the chaos and confusion of the twentieth century and the challenges that face the individual today at the dawn of the twenty first.

Don Taylor’s new play The Road to the Sea raises a question of increasing urgency. Having begun the twentieth century with such high hopes how did we manage to create the carnage of the last century and end up in a world dominated by violence and war?

Don Taylor, whose distinguished career as a television director has always been combined with that of a playwright, directs the premiere of his play.