He didn't even have a name. He was simply 'the man on the moor'.
On 12th December 2015, an elderly looking gentleman was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. He was carrying no form of identification. In his pockets were just £130 in cash and return train tickets from London from the previous day.
Despite a national campaign, he remained unidentified. He appeared to have no family, no friends, and no home. He didn't even have a name.
Three questions abounded: Who was this man? Why did he seemingly travel 200 miles to die? And why did nobody seem to miss him?
As the police went public with the man's image, 40 different people reached out to claim 'the man on the moor' as their missing husband, father or brother. These people are 'the left behind'. Those who pick up the pieces when someone they love leaves and simply never comes home again.
This is their story.
‘Beautifully written and incredibly poetic… His words and his message will stay with you long after the show ends.’
★★★★ Voice Magazine
A great mystery, expertly told.'
★★★★ The Times
'[A] finely crafted monologue'
Recommended, The Guardian
'Captivating. You'd be a fool to miss this.'
★★★★ Fest Magazine
'A deeply mature piece of storytelling... makes you think, makes you feel, makes you want to find the answers'
★★★★ Broadway Baby
'A masterly monologue that is both, in the best sense, highly entertaining and deeply thought provoking.'
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
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