Overview

Synopsis

Observant and funny, The Distance twists the themes of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House into a vividly modern tale of friendship and motherhood.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

4

The ensemble acting is spot on. It’s a joy to see three mature female characters so vividly brought to life.

The Age
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Synopsis

Observant and funny, The Distance twists the themes of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House into a vividly modern tale of friendship and motherhood.

Turn to your friends in times of need. That’s sound advice, and just what Bea does after letting go of her marriage in Melbourne and returning to the UK. All her friends rally behind her until she announces she wants her two small children to stay in Australia with their father. Silence. Aren’t your friends meant to be with you through thick and thin?

In this breezy comedy of big laughs and bigger emotions, Deborah Bruce takes aim at our revered view of motherhood. Leticia Cáceres directs a cast led by AACTA Award-winner Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom, Love Child, Puberty Blues, Rake, Rover) for this certified hit from London.

Cast & Crew

Martin Blum

Martin Blum

Simon

Nadine Garner

Nadine Garner

Kate

Joe Klocek

Joe Klocek

Liam

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Katrina Milosevic

Alex

Nathan Page

Nathan Page

Vinnie

Ben Prendergast

Ben Prendergast

Dewi

Susan Prior

Susan Prior

Bea

Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Cáceres

Director

Tracy Grant Lord

Tracy Grant Lord

Set & Costume Designer

Lisa Mibus

Lisa Mibus

Lighting Designer

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THE SWEATS

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

The ensemble acting is spot on. It’s a joy to see three mature female characters so vividly brought to life.

The Age
3.5
The Daily Review
3
Herald Sun
4

A great play about female friendship. Punchy, observant and funny.

The Arts Desk
4

Shot through with big emotions, moral dilemmas and, best of all, quiet truths.

Time Out London

Smart and sophisticated

Limelight

Venues

Related Events

29 February 6pm: Free cast and artist Q&A

Join us at Southbank Theatre, the Sumner for a free discussion with the cast and creative teams.

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language and the use of herbal cigarettes. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 29 March (6.30pm) and 2 April (4pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm).
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