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Published on Sep 17, 2012
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe Produced by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal Adapted for the Stage by Roy Williams OBE Directed by Marcus Romer
Working with patron Roy Williams, award winning company Pilot Theatre bring this searing text of class and the criminal justice system to the stage. This stunning new production, set in Britain's Olympic Year 2012, exposes the beating heart of a nation, still broken and still divided across class lines.
A long distance race in real time. We follow one runner, alone with his thoughts, becoming part of his journey as his steady running rhythm transports him over a harsh, frost bitten earth. Colin Smith is defiant. He is a young rebel inhabiting the no man's land of detention centres and young offenders institutes. Why, for whom and for what is he running?
Adapted by BAFTA winning and Olivier Award nominated playwright Roy Williams (Sucker Punch, Fallout, Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads), this gritty adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's classic text hits the ground running; unlocking the biting realism of the original book while placing the drama firmly in a contemporary frame.
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Cast Elliot Barnes-Worrell as Colin Smith Doreene Blackstock as Mum Curtis Cole as Luke/Policeman Dominic Gately as Stevens Savannah Gordon-Liburd as Kenisha Luke James as Gunthorpe Jack McMullen as Jase Alix Ross as Sandra/Guard Sean Sagar as Asher/Policeman/Guard Richard Pepple as Dad/Policeman/Trevor
Creative Team Produced by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal Written by Alan Sillitoe Adapted for the Stage by Roy Williams Directed by Marcus Romer Designed by Lydia Denno
Lighting Designed by Mark Beasley Soundscape by Sandy Nuttgens Staff Director - Tom Bellerby
Tour Dates York Theatre Royal - 14-29 Sep Birmingham Rep - 2-6 Oct Gala, Durham - 9-13 Oct New Wolsey, Ipswich - 16-20 Oct Nottingham Playhouse - 23-27 Oct Liverpool Playhouse - 30 Oct - 3 Nov The Brewhouse, Taunton - 7-10 Nov Winchester Theatre Royal - 13-17 Nov Lawrence Batley, Huddersfield - 20-24 Nov