Charlotte Gwinner directs Michelle Duncan (Grantchester, Call The Midwife, Luther, Atonement) as Bea, with Charlotte Emmerson (From Darkness, DCI Banks, Peak Practice) as Alex. Returning to the roles they played in the original production of The Distance at the Orange Tree Theatre, Daniel Hawksford (Waking The Dead, Colditz) plays Dewi and Timothy Knightley (The Inbetweeners 2) returns to the role of Simon. Charlotte Lucas (Jamaica Inn, Not Going Out) plays Kate, Steven Meo (Drifters, The Slate) plays Vinnie and, in his professional stage debut, Joshua Sinclair-Evans, plays Liam.
Deborah Bruce's hit play returns to the Orange Tree from 26 November – 19 December.
The Distance is presented in a co-production with Sheffield Theatres, where it will first open in the Studio on 29 October, running until 14 November.
Good friends should be there for one another – no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her. Or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things threaten to slide into chaos…
A sharply funny play about motherhood and fatherhood; about keeping control and letting go.
The Distance received its première at the Orange Tree last October – directed by Gwinner, and was the play for which Bruce was named one of the finalists in the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012/13.