Images shows a grey dog (a Cairn Terrier) holding a ruby slipper in its mouth. The dog is sat on top of a pile of red bricks, some of which have been placed to form the 'yellow brick road'. Some of the bricks have been painted yellow and there's a can of paint and tool box on top of them. There's also a black witches hat. In the background a stage cloth depicts a poppy field with a tornado that has lifted a house against a blue sky.

Going The Distance

4th October - 17th October
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A co-production by the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes & The Watermill Theatre

When there’s no light at the end of the tunnel and the chips are down, you can count on Matchborough Community Theatre to fight back…

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 the Matchborough 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’).

Get ready for a brand new comedy about a little theatre with a huge challenge.

Going The Distance stars Matthew KellySarah HadlandShobna GulatiSara CroweEmma McDonald and Stephen Fry amongst others, it is directed by Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge), designed by Holly Piggot, and co-written by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan.  It follows a number of critically acclaimed digital productions that the Lawrence Batley Theatre Hudderesfield have created with partners over the last year, including What a Carve Up! and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both received 4- and 5-stars across the board, were New York Times Critic’s Picks, and have been seen in over 70 countries.

Join us from your own living room as we enjoy the latest laugh-out-loud production by booking your digital streaming tickets. (For those with limited internet connections Going The Distance will also be screened at Junction on Saturday 16 October. To book for the venue screening, please follow this link).

All screenings will be fully captioned.



Ticket Prices

Ticket info: £15

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    Running Time

    1hr 30minutes (approx.)