At the PARK Theatre

Distance: a visually dynamic portrayal of the mind

Following the acclaimed Out Of The Cage (Park Theatre), Fine Line  productions, Alex McSweeney and Simon Pittman(Associate Director, Frantic Assembly), return with this powerful contemporary story, to bring you an emotionally gripping, darkly funny, visually dynamic portrayal of the mind.

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.

Great seats from just £14.50

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By Alex McSweeney
Directed by Simon Pittman


5 – 29 Sep



Mon – Sat Evening 19.45

Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15



Previews £14.50

Standard £18

Concessions £16.50

Child (under 16) £13*

Young Patrons

5 – 12 Sep

Tickets £10*

*T&Cs apply

Age guidance: 14+

Relaxed Performance

Sat 22 Sep 15.15*

Audio Described

Fri 28 Sep 19.45*

Touch Tour 18.00

Essential companion goes free*

Single access conc available*

Meet The Company

Distance is a story brought to life with a unique visual language. Director Simon Pitman has developed his craft through work with Frantic Assembly, National Theatre of Scotland and the NT Studio.

Join us at our post show events to hear about the collaborative process behind this urgent and imaginatively told story.

In the borough of Islington there are 3,774 people living with a serious mental illness, the highest prevalence of Serious Mental Illness in London, according to Islington’s 2018 annual report.

Distance is an urgent examination of mental illness, and its impact on the individual, their family, and the society around them. We’re proud to be working with local mental health charities: Mind (Haringey), Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and The Stuart Low Trust to shine a light on mental health.

Meet The Cast


Credits includes: The Drowned ManMasque of the Red Death and Faust (Punchdrunk), Jerusalem, All My Sons (Watermill Theatre), The Hairy Ape, The Dutchess Of Malfi (Old Vic), Everyman (National Theatre).


Credits includes: Love Actually (2003), The Barbershop Chronicles(National Theatre), Birth!(Manchester Royal Exchange), War Horse (National Theatre), Boy(Almeida).


Credits includes: Much Ado About Nothing (The Globe), Roundelay(Southwark Playhouse), CymbelineHamletNoughts & Crosses (RSC).


Credits includes: Out Of The Cage(Park Theatre), Execution Of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), Just So Stories (The Kings Head)


Credits includes: The Pulverised (Arcola Theatre), Growth (Fringe 1st Award), Love Lies & TaxidermyI Got Superpowers For My Birthday(Paines Plough)

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