Two Come Home promotional graphic, black and white artistic of who men embracing in the shape of a heart with trees.

Two Come Home

Fri 01 Mar

Two Come Home

A Play with Music


Two Come Home Poster for the Lakeside Theatre

Evan Nicolson lives a simple, solitary life post-incarceration in a small Appalachian ex-mining town. The return of both his monstrous father and teenage best friend turns Evan’s lonely life upside down. Guilt, rage, and love collide in this new play with music by Joe Eason (1,000 Suns, Luck of the Draw). Directed by Noah Alfred Pantano (Standing On A Nail).

A small live band perform a score that is both haunting and uplifting as this story of regret and second chances unfolds. We deal with a legion of themes; poverty, addiction, generational trauma, repressed love, etc. but the theme that overrides all of these is the courage it takes to reach for others and break out of the bittersweet comfort of solitude.

This play has a queer creative team and queer characters and while it deals with the harsh realities of being gay in an impoverished rural community, the true defining features of the characters are their guilt, their rage, and their love.

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  • Joe Eason – EVAN
  • Ben Maytham – JIMMY
  • Nicola Goodchild – AMY
  • James Burton – CALEB
  • Noah Alfred Pantano – GREG



  • Jenna Saiz-Abo Henriksen – SINGER
  • Cam Southcott – VIOLIN
  • Elizabeth Cleone Hopland – CELLO



  • Joe Eason – WRITER
  • Noah Alfred Pantano – DIRECTOR
  • Elizabeth Cleone Hopland – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
  • Hannelore Canessa-Wright – PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER



  • Approx run time: Two hours including 20 minute intermission
  • Age Guidance 16+
  • Strong Language, Violence, Sexual, Situations, Drug Use, Partial Nudity, Domestic Abuse, Frank Talk of Death, Homophobia, References to Suicide and Sexual/Physical Assault, Sudden Loud Noises
  • Fri 01 Mar
  • 19:00
  • Advance Prices - £6 UoE Students/£10 Concession/£15 Full. On the Door Prices - £8 UoE Students/£12 Concessions/£16 Full
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