Deborah Bruce’s The Distance is revived at the Orange Tree Theatre

25th November 2015

Daniel Hawksford, Charlotte Emmerson, Michelle Duncan and Charlotte Lucas in The Distance. Photo: Johan Persson
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The playwright and director talks to Aleks Sierz about the restaging of her well-received new play, The Distance, which has just completed a run at Sheffield Theatres and is now at the Orange Tree Theatre, where it was first put on in 2014. She also talks about her previous career as a director. Recorded at the Orange Tree, 9 November 2015.

The subject of a mother leaving her children is really difficult. It’s really difficult for us as human beings to imagine that the maternal instinct is not a natural instinct.