2,000 FEET AWAY

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Eldon, Iowa is a tiny community in the heartland of America. Its Deputy Sheriff is charged with enforcing the new state law banning sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools, parks, bus stops, public libraries, or anywhere else children may gather.

When the Deputy is compelled to evict his neighbours' son the new law hits home. Over the course of this single weekend, fear and intolerance swell in Eldon and the two men are thrown together to discover that there is nowhere in this vast landscape for these Iowa's outcasts to go.

Powerful, compassionate and urgent, 2,000 FEET AWAY tells a gripping story about seemingly reasonable laws with terrible consequences and the price we pay for safety at any cost.

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Oliver Coopersmith
Kirsty Bushell
Kirsty returns to the Bush to play Astrid in Boys Will Be Boys – she previously appeared in Disgraced and 2000 Feet Away. She previously worked for Headlong playing Harper in Angels in America. Her other theatre work includes Hedda Gabler (Salisbury Playhouse), Antigone (Barbican/International Tour), The White Devil, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors and The Tempest (RSC), Edward II, 13, Edgar and Annabel, There is a War, Danton’s Death, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Gentlemen of Verona (National Theatre), The Big Meal (Theatre Royal Bath), Know How I Feel About Eve (Hampstead Theatre), Belongings (West End/Hampstead Theatre), 1000 Stars Explode in the Sky, Don Juan (Lyric Hammersmith), Pornography (Tricycle), Serious Money (Birmingham Rep), Angels in America (Headlong), Plenty, Far Away, Fen, A Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Sheffield Theatres), Blue Heart, Testing the Echo (Out of Joint), The Seagull (Northampton Theatres), An Inspector Calls (West End). For television, her work includes SilkFrankie, Silent Witness, True Love, Roger Roger (BBC), Injustice, FM (ITV), Pornography (Channel 4), Pulling (Siver River/BBC), Law and Order (Kudos) Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions), Talk to Me (Company Pictures, Family Man (BBC), Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (Hat Trick). Film work includes Women and Children and Really (Night for Day Films).
Joseph Fiennes

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Kevin Trainor

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Charlotte Beaumont

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Miranda Princi

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Ian Hart

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