Long-distance running on stage
Actually, it’s very possible. And Pilot Theatre are about to show the good folk of Nottingham exactly how it’s done. Following the play’s well-received debut at Pilot Theatre’s home town of York, and having toured Birmingham, Durham and Ipswich in the last few weeks, ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’ opens at Nottingham Playhouse tomorrow for a five-day engagement.
Roy Williams’s adaptation, directed by Marcus Romer, updates Alan’s classic novella from the late 1950s to last year’s riots and re-imagines anti-hero Colin Smith as a mixed race youth rather than the angry young white lad of the original. But apart from that, the structure and most of the dialogue remain true to the original.
Ditto the attitude.