VIDEO: Composer Scott Alan and Cast Talk THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME
The Distance You Have Come follows the lives of six individuals who juggle the constant challenges of life, depression, heartache and love. Told through the music and lyrics of award-winning composer Scott Alan, this brand-new musical brings together a song cycle of his most acclaimed works for the first time, performed by some of the greatest generational voices in the West End.
Alan and the cast recently chatted with West End Wilma about the production. Watch the interview below!
Alongside Musical Director Scott Morgan (Rent, The Cockpit Theatre; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Arts Theatre; Geek!, Tristan Bates Theatre), the world premiere of The Distance You Have Come stars Andy Coxon (Hair, The Vaults; Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre; Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre) as Samuel, who has long been searching for the perfect match he eventually finds in Brian - a hopeless romantic played by Adrian Hansel (Starlight Express, Apollo, Victoria Theatre; Hairspray, Shaftesbury Theatre; Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Art Theatre).
The stellar cast also sees Emma Hatton (Evita, Phoenix Theatre; Wicked, Apollo Theatre; We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre) play Maisey who is trapped in a relationship with an addict but strives to further explore her own dream of finding success in the theatre. She will star alongside Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, West End; Little Shop of Horrors, West End; The Wedding Singer, UK Tour) whose character, Anna, is unlucky in love yet determined to put her failed relationships behind her and move on.
Additionally, the cast includes Dean John-Wilson (King and I, Palladium; Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre; Songs For A New World, St James Theatre) as Joe, who uses alcohol to numb his feelings after plummeting to the depths of depression without the woman he thought he thought was his soulmate, and Alexia Khadime (Wicked, Apollo Theatre; Lion King, Lyceum Theatre; Book in Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre) as Laura who tries to recapture her self-worth as she shares her struggles with depression and life as an artist.
Told entirely through song, The Distance You Have Come follows these like-minded individuals as they face the human experiences of everyday life.
The Distance You Have Come runs at The Cockpit from 16 to 28 October 2018.