pilot theatre presents

14th September – 24th November 2012

Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (2012)

Quotes & Reviews

"...this is a brainy as well as a brawny performance, as far removed from Tom Courtenay's in the 1962 film as one could conceive - we're hearing here from the voice of alienated black London youth - yet imbued with the qualities that made Courtenay's troublemaker so sympathetic: surly defiance, sly humour and much below-the-surface vulnerability."
The Telegraph
"Flawlessly directed by Marcus Romer and stylishly designed by Lydia Denno, the discussions this show will provoke will run and run."
The Observer
"Certain performances are destined for a long run, though few are likely to run quite this far. At the heart of this Pilot Theatre production, Elliot Barnes-Worrell not only puts in an aggressively charismatic performance as Alan Sillitoe's antisocial athlete, he spends much of the evening pounding away on a treadmill. A conservative estimate is that he covers around 4km per show."
Alfred Hickling - The Guardian
The Independent Review
"Roy Williams's remarkable updated adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at Nottingham Playhouse is full of nuanced politics."
The Telegraph
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