Sixty Five Miles. The distance between Hull and Sheffield. The distance between a man and the daughter he's never met. Pete and Rich are two very different brothers. Reunited after nine years, both are seeking forgiveness. Rich needs to confront ex girlfriend, Lucy, and the shadows of his recent past...Pete's search is for the one woman in his life he's never known and never knowingly hurt, his daughter. As they each embark on a journey of forgiveness, they soon discover that - even separated by sixty five miles - people never forget. Matt Hartley's electrifying and moving drama about families and the ties that bind. This title was presented as World premiere at Hull Truck Theatre, February 2012.
Matt Hartley is the winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for Sixty Five Miles. The play was developed under Paines Plough and Channel 4's Future Perfect Scheme 2006/2007. Previous stage work includes the acclaimed The Bee, part of the double bill The Bird & The Bee, as well as Punch at Hampstead Theatre.