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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The

By Roy Williams

Year staged: 2012

Opening night: 14/09/2012

Theatre Company: Pilot Theatre

Staged in: Pilot Theatre

Cast Size: 9


A gritty adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic text, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is set in Britain’s Olympic year 2012. Colin Smith is defiant. Whilst held in a Youth Offenders institution for petty theft he is chosen as the Govenor’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 be.

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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The

Publisher: W.H. Allen

Year published: 1959

Original Cast

Doreene Blackstock


Jack McMullen


Curtis Cole

Luke / PC

Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Colin Smith

Dominic Gately


Savannah Gordon-Liburd


Richard Pepple

Dad / Trevor

Alix Ross

Sandra / Guard

Luke James

Gunthorpe / Assistant Stage Manager

Production Team

Marcus Roemer


Lydia Denno


Mark Beasley


Sandy Nuttgens


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