In 1896 a Greek peasant girl, Stamata Revithi, heard that the Olympic Games were being relaunched in Athens. A gifted runner, Stamata decided to enter the marathon, not realising that women were banned from competing. Inspired by a true story, ‘Marathon’ is the story of how one athlete’s quest for justice came into conflict with the politics, scandal and corruption of the first modern Olympic Games.
A staged reading of my latest play, Marathon, will be held at The Customs House in South Shields, on Monday 10th October, 3.30pm. Entrance free.
Directed by Jackie Fielding. In association with Cloud Nine Theatre Company.