The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Production Trailer





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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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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


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