Part of The Last Word Festival, celebrating fearless storytelling.

When you dream big, you fall hard.

The Distance explores what elite sport does to young bodies and minds, and why we push ourselves as far as we can. And then further.

The question should never be ‘Do you have what it takes?’ but ‘What’s left once it’s taken?’

By award-winning theatre maker and former GB long-distance runner Ben Norris, this new work-in-progress play is about endurance, addiction and ambition.

He’s been running his whole life. You’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

At school I spent most of my time battling with my identity. My education started properly when I was 22 and I got more involved in music and theatre.

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