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Photo Flash: Orange Tree Theatre's THE DISTANCE Begins Tonight at Sheffield


Sheffield Theatres and Orange Tree Theatre present Deborah Bruce's THE DISTANCE. Charlotte Gwinner directs Michelle Duncan (Bea), Charlotte Emmerson (Alex), Daniel Hawksford (Dewi), Charlotte Lucas (Kate), Timothy Knightley (Simon), Steven Meo (Vinnie) and Joshua Sinclair-Evans (Liam). The production opens on 3 November, with previews from tonight 29 October, and runs until 14 November at Sheffield Theatres, ahead of a run at Orange Tree Theatre from 26 November to 19 December. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

I am asking you both, as my oldest, closest friends, to accept the decision I have made. And I am sorry if it's difficult to accept. I can assure you, it has been difficult to make. 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.

Michelle Duncan plays Bea. Charlotte Emmerson plays Alex. Daniel Hawksford plays Dewi, a role he also played at Orange Tree Theatre. Charlotte Lucas plays Kate. Timothy Knightley plays Simon, a role he also played at Orange Tree Theatre. Steven Meo plays Vinnie. Joshua Sinclair-Evans plays Liam in his professional stage debut.

THE DISTANCE received its première at the Orange Tree Theatre 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.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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