Distance

  • Park Theatre, London, 2018
Steven, recently separated and heading towards divorce, bumps into an old friend on the journey to a job interview. A complex recent past and a fragile present collide, as Steven tries to make sense of the world around him and his place within it. We accelerate headlong into Steven’s chaotic and troubled inner life, as the everyday encounter unravels into something dark, disturbing and unrestrained.

Following the acclaimed Out Of The Cage (Park Theatre), Fine Line, Alex McSweeney and Simon Pittman, return with this powerful contemporary story, to bring you an emotionally gripping, darkly funny, and visually dynamic portrayal of the mind. Distance is an urgent examination of mental illness, and its impact on the individual, their family, and the society around them.The set, a train carriage, makes use of a 65″ LCD screen to serve as the window, both outside and into Steven’s mind as his story unravels. As the journey continues, the imagery spills out and onto the surrounding areas.