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ALAN Sillitoe''s classic The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner comes to the Liverpool Playhouse this month.

It's been adapted by Bafta-winning Roy Williams, which aims to unlock the biting realism of the original book while placing the drama firmly in a contemporary frame.

It follows runner Colin (Elliot Barnes-Worrel), alone with his thoughts, becoming part of his journey as his steady running rhythm transports him over a harsh, frost bitten earth. Colin is a young rebel inhabiting the no man''s land of detention centres and young offenders institutes. Told against the backdrop of last year's riots, sees Colin running on a treadmill on the stage, with an audio-visual backdrop of his thoughts.

? Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, October 30-November 3. Tickets 0151 709 4776, everymanplayhouse.com
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Oct 12, 2012
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