So It Goes

On The Run with Show And Tell

Overview

On The Run is a new company showcasing the work of Hannah Moss and David Ralfe. Seeking to make bold, visual theatre which is comic, touching and truthful, they specialise in autobiographical shows that combine heartfelt performance with imaginative methods of storytelling. The company also curates No Such Thing, a regular night of short-form visual, physical and experimental work at London’s New Diorama Theatre.

Described as ‘an extraordinary debut’ by The Times when it was premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, So It Goes is a show about grief. Conceived by Moss as a response to the loss her father nine years ago, it explores her first-hand experience of living with illness and bereavement through 70 minutes of inventive storytelling in which she and the Lecoq-trained Ralfe, who plays all the other characters, never speak. Instead, using a technique chosen by Moss to make her heart-breaking account easier to tell, the performers communicate by writing on whiteboards worn round their necks. A key part of the production’s imaginative, DIY aesthetic, this device adds poignancy and playfulness to a work dealing with a distressing theme in a deeply personal way.

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In the press

"I’ve never seen a depiction of grief that is quite as deft, daring, amusing and moving as this one. Extraordinary" ★★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

"You will not see anything quite like this anywhere else… one of the very best shows that the Edinburgh Festival has to offer" ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Production details

  • Devisor

    David Ralfe, Hannah Moss
  • Designer

    Emma Tompkins
  • Number of people on stage

    2
  • Number of people in touring company

    3 (2 performers, 1 stage manager)
  • Freight

    Excess baggage
  • Touring Availability

    From October 2015
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
  • Minimum performance space

    4.2m x 3.8m
  • Text-based

    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Underbelly, Cowgate
  • Production dates

    24 – 30 AUGUST
  • Production times

    1355 – 1455
  • Duration

    60 MINS (no interval)
  • Audience capacity

    80

Contact

  • Address

    Show And Tell
    14a Lliffe Yard
    London SE17 3QA
  • Email

    tom@showandtelluk.com
  • Contact for touring

    Tom Searle

Wraparound

On The Run offer workshops on Approaches to Autobiographical Theatre, as well as a range of workshops based on the methods of Jacques Lecoq, including Physical Characterisation, Mime and Ensemble Performance.

These workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of any group, including professional or non-professional theatre makers and young people.