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Running on the Cracks -

Running on the Cracks - "...whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks..."

"Excellent performances from Jessica Henwick and Gaylie Runciman" THE TIMES * * * *

"The 80-minute narrative is fast, jump-cut and exciting'' THE SCOTSMAN

“part detective story, part thriller, and part quest for cultural and personal identity.”

“part detective story, part thriller, and part quest for cultural and personal identity.”

THE HERALD * * * *

Part of the exetreme imagination festival

Part of the exetreme imagination festival

Pilot Theatre and the Tron Theatre present

Running on the Cracks

Part of the exetreme imagination festival 2013

Wed 20 - Sat 23 February 2013

Info

7pm

By Julia Donaldson
Adapted for the stage by Andy Arnold
Directed by Katie Posner

"Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks..."

Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing...she must get out.

In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

Adapted for the stage from the novel by the internationally acclaimed writer Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo), the Tron Theatre and Pilot Theatre are proud to present this new, fast moving play about runaways, identity, survival and how friendships can develop in the strangest situations.



>> Behind the scenes on rehearsals

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Youth centred stories, vigorously and powerfully played"

THE STAGE

Tickets: £12.50

Concs: £2 off

Family Ticket: £30 for 3 + up to 3 more £10 each

Schools: £7.50 for groups 10+

Student Standby: £8

Age guideline: 14yrs+

Running Time: 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)

Post Show Talk: Thurs 21 February

Post Show Q&A with author Julia Donaldson: Sat 23 February


Reviews

Running On The Cracks successfully transfers from page to stage... Gaylie Runciman is excellent as the confused, Johnny Cash-loving Mary..." STV

>> Read the full review here

"The 80-minute narrative is fast, jump-cut and exciting''  
THE SCOTSMAN * * * * 

>> Read the full review here

part detective story, part thriller, and part quest for cultural and personal identity."
THE HERALD * * * *

>> Read the full review here



Ticketing info

Tickets: £12.50

Concs: £2 off

Family Ticket: £30 for 3 + up to 3 more £10 each

Schools: £7.50 for groups 10+

Student Standby: £8

Age guideline: 14yrs+

Running Time: 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)

Post Show Talk: Thurs 21 February

Post Show Q&A with author Julia Donaldson: Sat 23 February


Cast and Creative



>> Behind the scenes on rehearsals

Cast

Stephen Clyde
Uncle John / Rab / Nurse / Ticket Collector / Grandfather / Old Man

Jessica Henwick
Leo

Suni La
Kim / Finlay's Mum / Marina / Old Woman / Lorraine

Grant McDonald
Finlay

Gaylie Runciman
Mary / Aunt Sarah / Nurse

Creative

Novel written by Julia Donaldson
Adapted as a play by Andy Arnold
Directed by Katie Posner
Designed by Gem Greaves
Lighting Design by Mark Beasley
Sound Design by RJ McConnell


 

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