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Going the Distance digital world premiere – behind-the-scenes on the new comedy

The show will be available next month

Red shoes
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Behind-the-scenes photos have been revealed for the new digital production Going the Distance, Yasmeen Khan and Henry Filloux-Bennett's new play, co-produced by the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes and The Watermill Theatre and directed by Felicity Montagu (making her directorial debut).

Daniel Lobo
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The piece follows a community centre fighting to save its future by staging a fundraising production inspired by (but, for rights purposes, not based on) The Wizard of Oz.

Emma McDonald
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Sara Crowe stars as Em, Nicole Evans as Billie, Shobna Gulati as Vic, Sarah Hadland as Rae, Merch Husey as Kem, Matthew Kelly as Frank, Emma McDonald as Gail, and Penny Ryder as Maggie with Stephen Fry as the Narrator.

Felicity Montagu, Penny Ryder, Matthew Kelly, Shobna Gulati and Sarah Hadland
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The show will be available from 4 October, with ticket holders having a 48-hour window to watch the piece depending on the date they booked.

Penny Ryder and Shobna Gulati
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The piece's creative team is to be revealed.

Felicity Montagu and Shobna Gulati
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Penny Ryder, Sarah Hadland, Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu
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Sarah Hadland
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Matthew Kelly
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Jack Lightfoot and James Rees
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Daniel Lobo
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Felicity Montagu and Yasmeen Khan
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Nicole Evans
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Merch Husey
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Nicole Evans and Matthew Kelly
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Nicole Evans
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Matthew Kelly and Shobna Gulati
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Penny Ryder
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Matthew Kelly, Shobna Gulati, Emma McDonald, Nicole Evans and Penny Ryder
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Emma McDonald and Holly Pygott
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Shobna Gulati, Penny Ryder, Felicity Montagu, Merch Husey and Matthew Kelly
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Shobna Gulati and Matthew Kelly
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Sarah Hadland
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Emma McDonald
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