When you’ve lost the fight inside of you, is there anything worth holding on to?
The Distance You Have Come follows the lives of six individuals who juggle the constant challenges of life, depression, heartache and love. Told through the music and lyrics of award winning composer Scott Alan, this brand-new musical brings together a song cycle of his most acclaimed works for the first time, performed by some of the greatest generational voices in the West End
Alongside Musical Director Scott Morgan (Rent, The Cockpit Theatre; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Arts Theatre; Geek!, Tristan Bates Theatre), the world premiere of The Distance You Have Come stars Andy Coxon (Hair, The Vaults; Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre) as 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)
The stellar cast also sees 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. She will star alongside 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
Additionally, the cast 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 of 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
Scott Alan comments, 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. With producers Sarah Evans and Krystal Lee, and this exceptional cast of actors
interpreting my music and lyrics, I am extremely confident in declaring that now is the right time to tell this story and I couldn’t be more proud
Told entirely through song, The Distance You Have Come follows these like-minded individuals as they face the human experiences of everyday life