Thursday, August 30

Emma Hatton, Alexia Khadime and Dean John-Wilson performing Scott Alan's The Distance You Have Come

Some impressive casting has just been announced for Scott Alan song cycle The Distance You Have Come which runs at The Cockpit from 16 to 28 October 2018: Andy Coxon (Hair, The Vaults; Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre; Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre) is Samuel, who has long been searching for the perfect match he eventually finds in Brian - a hopeless romantic played by Adrian Hansel (Starlight Express, Apollo, Victoria Theatre; Hairspray, Shaftesbury Theatre; Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Art Theatre) with  Emma Hatton (Evita, Phoenix Theatre; Wicked, Apollo Theatre; We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre) play Maisey who is trapped in a relationship with an addict but strives to further explore her own dream of finding success in the theatre, Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, West End; Little Shop of Horrors, West End; The Wedding Singer, UK Tour) whose character, Anna, is unlucky in love yet determined to put her failed relationships behind her and move on.

The cast also includes Dean John-Wilson (King and I, Palladium; Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre; Songs For A New World, St James Theatre) as Joe, who uses alcohol to numb his feelings after plummeting to the depths of depression without the woman he thought he thought was his soulmate, and Alexia Khadime (Wicked, Apollo Theatre; Lion King, Lyceum Theatre; Book in Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre) as Laura who tries to recapture her self-worth as she shares her struggles with depression and life as an artist.

The Distance You Have Come has  musical direction by Scott Morgan (Rent, The Cockpit Theatre; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Arts Theatre).

Alan said: "I have long been asked to bring together my eight albums worth of songs, to stream a line of stories together. I never thought it was time. It wasn't until the release of my latest album, "Lifeline", that I feel I had an ending that was less about the gravity of where I've been, and more about the advancement of who I am today and the pride that I have within that."

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