Interview: Shobna Gulati on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie & Going The Distance

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Shobna can currently be seen in Going The Distance, a new digital comedy by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan. 

Directed by Felicity Montagu, Going The Distance is a co-production from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Dukes and The Watermill Theatre. The cast also includes Sara Crowe, Nicole Evans, Sarah Hadland, Merch Husey, Matthew Kelly, Emma McDonald and Penny Ryder with Stephen Fry as the Narrator. 

Going The Distance is available to stream until 17th October via


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Shobna can currently be seen on screen as Ray in the film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She previously played the role in the musical’s West End production, and is currently reprising her performance on the UK tour.

Next year Shobna will be starring alongside Christina Bianco in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice on tour.  

Shobna became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies and as Sunita in Coronation Street.  Just a few of her theatre credits include: Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Richard II (The Globe), Anita & Me (Birmingham Rep/Touring Consortium), Grease (Leicester Curve) and she played Tanya in the Mamma Mia! International Tour.

Shobna recently wrote her debut book Remember Me.

You can see Shobna on tour in Jamie until January 2022. The Jamie movie is out now on Amazon Prime.

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