The Long Way Home

A new Irish musical featuring the songs of Tom Waits

by Dave Cowzer & Jack Healy

World Premiere

21-31 August 2024

Smock Alley Main Space, Temple Bar, Dublin


In a scruffy old town called Dublin, a night-time city that devours booze and music, a stubborn old singer, down on his luck, and a trinity of ladies, none of them angels, all hold a very special place in their broken hearts for the songs of Mr. Tom Waits. Then California comes a-calling, and there’s light up ahead, but like a Tom Waits song, we can’t promise a happy ending…

Developed and Directed by Paul Nugent


Carla Burke
Darina Gallagher
Jack Healy
Anna Nugent

Creative Team

Costume & Set Design by Jennifer Keane
Production Manager Yvonne Ussher
Dramaturgy by Krystal Sweedman