Going The Distance going online

Published: 10 May 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Going The Distance

Going The Distance, the world première of a digital production of a new comedy by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan, is available on demand from October 4–17. It’s directed by Felicity Montagu, best known as Lynn in I’m Alan Partridge as well as numerous stage and screen credits.

It’s a co-production from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes and The Watermill Theatre. Further details and casting to be announced.

It’s 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 Eggborough 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).