Oliver Jeffers' delightful cosmic tale live on stage!

5 May – 24 May 2024
PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One

The Story

It all begins when a boy discovers a plane in his closet and flies it into outer space!

One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! 

Who is the strange alien?
Can they be friends?
And how will they find their way back home?

With catchy music and plenty of audience participation, this stage adaptation of award-winning children’s author Oliver Jeffers’ inter-galactic tale about a little boy who forms an unusual friendship with a stranded alien is ideal for those aged 3 years and up.

London-based Big Wooden Horse Theatre returns to PJ Live Arts with this highly-interactive and child-friendly production directed by Abbey Norman. If you’re curious to experience this charming adventure about friendship and caring, don’t miss this delightful show!

As seen on:

The Malaysian Reserve – ‘The Way Back Home’ is a fun stage play for children

Chinese Taipei School – A Trip to PJ Live Arts for “The Way Back Home”

It’s delicate, mesmerising and sophisticated, cartoony and simple, almost minimalist, but also utterly magical; subtle and rich. It works perfectly with the story, and lifts it from a simple tale to a dreamlike quality that will captivate not only children but many an adult too.
– Magda Healey, thebookbag.co.uk

Theatre For Family & Kids

"The Way Back Home" at PJ Live Arts this May!

Show Duration: 50mins

5 May 2024 (Sun) 2pm
12 May 2024 (Sun) 2pm*
19 May 2024 (Sun) 2pm

Single Tickets:
Economy RM79
Premium RM99

Family Package:
RM359 for 4 Premium seats
RM459 for 4 VIP seats

Early Bird Promotion
(Ends by 31 March): 
Book 4 VIP seats at RM459 & get one “The Way Back Home” soft cover book!

*Relaxed Performance on 12 May 2:00pm is for families with one or more children attending a live show for the first time or who have special needs, including autism, learning difficulties or sensory disabilities. Patrons will be allowed to talk and vocalise as they wish, as well as exit and re-enter the seating area as needed. Speaker volume will be lowered and auditorium lights will be left on.

50% off for OKU cardholders (up to 2 single seats for any show)

Show Duration: 50mins

6 – 10 May 2024 (Mon-Fri) 10am
13 – 17 May 2024 (Mon-Fri) 10am
20 – 24 May 2024 (Mon-Fri) 10am

RM60 per student
1 complimentary chaperone seat
for every 10 students
(weekdays only)

Soft Cover Picture Books Are Available

Every time I read this book I thoroughly enjoy it. The illustrations really make it feel as though you are part of the book and the language chosen enables children to engage in the visual imagery. The book highlights kindness, willingness and friendship. It conveys how we are not alone and with teamwork we can help one another. This book equally shows problem-solving skills and unity; once they had found each other, "They weren't alone anymore."
- review from goodreads

Meet The Team​

Adam Bampton-Smith

writer-director / actor "DAD"

Adam is artistic director of Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company which he founded in 2004. His stage adaptations of Mo Willems’ “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”, Claire Freedman’s “Monstersaurus” and “Aliens Love Underpants”, as well as Oliver Jeffers’ “The Way Back Home” and “Stuck” have been enjoyed in the UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE.

Diong Chae Lian


Chae Lian originally trained as an actor and graduated with an Honours degree in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. She has performed with The Instant Cafe Theatre and Five Arts Centre, as well as on sit-coms “Life’s A Pitch!” and “All Mixed Up!”. After establishing Gardner&Wife Theatre in 2000, Chae Lian focused on her new role as a producer and in 2006, she became the first South-East Asian Fellow in Arts Management at the John F Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington DC.

Grace Alexander-Scott

actor "MUM"

Grace trained at the Guildford School of Acting and originated the role of Mum in “Stuck”. In addition to performing and writing, Grace works extensively with children, young people and their teachers as a performing arts practitioner, nurturing creativity and encouraging imaginative thinking.

Sam Hoye

actor "FLOYD"

Sam trained at the Guildford School of Acting, during which time he also represented GSA in the Sam Wanamaker Festival at London’s Globe Theatre. Sam originated the role of Floyd in “Stuck” and has been delighted to have performed the production all over the world, including the USA, Canada, George Town, Ipoh and Petaling Jaya!

Early Bird Promotion

Book 4 VIP seats at RM459 & get a complimentary paperback of “The Way Back Home”!
Purchase 4 VIP tickets and apply the promo code ALIEN at checkout to enjoy this offer. Each purchase includes a complimentary paperback of “The Way Back Home.” The promotion ends on March 31, 2024.