News: Details announced for digital comedy Going the Distance

August 19, 2021
News: Details announced for digital comedy Going the Distance

Details have been announced for new digital comedy Going the Distance, set to premiere from 4 to 17 October.

Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan, star-studded casting for the comedy includes Sara Crowe as Em, Nicole Evans as Billie, Shobna Gulati as Vic, Sarah Hadland as Rae, Merch Husey as Kem, Matthew Kelly as Frank, Emma McDonald as Gail, and Penny Ryder as Maggie with Stephen Fry as the Narrator.

Directed by Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge), Going the Distance is a co-production from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes and The Watermill Theatre.

When there’s no light at the end of the tunnel and the chips are down, you can count on Matchborough Community Theatre to fight back…

March 2020. Theatres across the country go dark. Hundreds of cherished arts centres face the prospect of permanent closure. But that isn’t going to stop the Matchborough Community Theatre as they fight to save their local venue with the genius idea to put on a fundraising production of Wizard* (*inspired by but for rights purposes certainly not based on The Wizard of Oz).

Get ready for a brand new comedy about a little theatre with a huge challenge.

The comedy comes after the huge success of Filloux-Bennett’s What A Carve Up! in October 2020, The Picture of Dorian Gray in March 2021, and Yasmeen Khan’s adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest, produced by The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes Lancaster.

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