A Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal Production

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

By Alan Sillitoe, stage adaptation by Roy Williams

23 - 27 October

Auditorium - £17.50 (Concessions £15, Under 26s and Bargain Seats £10. Groups of 8+ receive 20% off)

Running time - 1h20 with no interval.

Details

Alan Sillitoe’s classic text, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner has been especially adapted for the stage by BAFTA winning and Olivier Award nominated playwright Roy Williams for this new production by Pilot Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal.


The Independent

“Playwright Roy Williams sticks faithfully to the outline of the original story but brings it brilliantly bang up to date.”

Set in Britain’s Olympic Year, 2012, Colin Smith is defiant. Whilst held in a Young Offenders Institution for petty theft he is chosen as the Governor’s star runner in a long distance race against the local private school. As he runs we discover what his life was like before and what he hopes it might yet be.

The Observer

“Flawlessly directed by Marcus Romer and stylishly designed by Lydia Denno, the discussions this show will provoke will run and run.”

With Jack McMullen as Colin’s friend Jase and Elliot Barnes-Worrell as Colin this world premiere production will grip you, from the starter’s gun to the finish line.

The Independent

“Elliot Barnes-Worrell’s extraordinary performance as banged-up Colin Smith is a glorious tour de force of pent up rage.”


The Guardian

“Roy Williams’s masterful adaptation keeps the action in a contemporary frame of reference.”

Yorkshire Post

“There isn’t a weakness in the cast in this intelligent, bold and angry new work.”

Director Marcus Romer
Designer Lydia Denno
LX and Co – Video Design Mark Beasley

www.pilot-theatre.com

There will be a post show discussion on Thursday 25 October

Dates & Times

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Tue 23 Oct 7:45pm Tue 23 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £10 - £17.50
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Wed 24 Oct 7:45pm Wed 24 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £10 - £17.50
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Thu 25 Oct 7:45pm Thu 25 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £10 - £17.50
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Fri 26 Oct 7:45pm Fri 26 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £10 - £17.50
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Sat 27 Oct 2:30pm Sat 27 Oct Auditorium 2:30pm £10 - £17.50
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Sat 27 Oct 7:45pm Sat 27 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £10 - £17.50

Reviews

Four stars ****

A glorious tour de force

The Independent

Four stars ****

A great theatrical coup

The Guardian

There isn’t a weakness in the cast in this intelligent, bold and angry new work

The Yorkshire Post

Williams’ adaptation proves sharp and funny but chilling

The Stage

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