The Long Run

Katie has never been good in a crisis. 

She once saw her sister chop off the top of her finger but couldn’t call an ambulance because she had fainted. Then she saw her front door had been kicked in, but waited until her housemates arrived 40 minutes later to find almost everything stolen.

When her mum is diagnosed with cancer, she freezes again…and then, she meets an elderly man in a radiotherapy waiting room and everything changes.

One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetimes. It can happen to anyone.  People who run the marathon…well, they’ve only got themselves to blame.

The Long Run was creatively directed by Bec Martin and premiered at VAULT Festival 2023.

Image by Lidia Crisafulli

Praise for The Long Run

★★★★★ “Impeccable” Fringe Biscuit

★★★★★ “Gleefully kind-hearted” Binge Fringe

★★★★★ “Truly special” The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “Left me poleaxed by its abundance of kindness” The Guardian

★★★★ “Cracking” Broadway World

★★★★ “Heartwarming” Broadway Baby

“Pitch-perfect” Ought to be Clowns

Photo by Lidia Crisafulli
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