Inches Apart wins Old Vic New Voices Award

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Inches Apart, a new devised piece of theatre, has won this year’s Old Vic New Voices Theatre 503 Award.

The show will receive a full production at Theatre 503 in London, from May 12 to June 6 with press night on May 14. The work focuses on the lives of individuals and asks what it means to be on the margins of society.

The production is directed by Rachel Briscoe, with Joel Horwood as story consultant. The cast features Alex Gatehouse, Michael Malarkey, Tom McCall, Adam Slynn, Sophie Steer and Sara Templeman. It is designed by Joanna Scotcher with lighting design by Emma Chapman.

Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey said: “I am delighted that we are offering this new company the chance to stage their debut production. The company’s energy is matched by their enthusiasm to produce work that is bold, relevant and unique in style. For these reasons, they represent entirely what this award and Old Vic New Voices are about”.

The Old Vic New Voices Club is an ongoing professional development programme for actors, directors, writers and producers aged 18-25 who are committed to a career in theatre. It is run by London’s Old Vic Theatre.