"This company have a very bright future"


Making theatre is our way of changing the world. On The Run devises and creates work that challenges preconceived ideas in society. Our shows have tackled issues such as: grief, bereavement, coercive control and being a carer. We translate our research and autobiographical experience into funny and generous work that connects directly with the audience. Our style is a unique blend of movement, comedy, audience participation and visual theatre.

On The Run has toured the across UK and internationally to outstanding critical acclaim since they debuted their first production So It Goes at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2014.  The show went on to tour nationally and internationally with The Times calling it “an extraordinary debut”. It was also selected for the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015 and toured to China, Georgia and London’s Southbank Centre.

The company have recently debuted their third piece, Everything I Didn't Say (previously titled The Rebirth of Meadow Rain) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 (Pleasance Theatre). It was developed with support from Shoreditch Town Hall and partnered with UK Says No More and will be touring soon (covid allowing!)...watch this space!

Hannah Moss

Artistic Director

Hannah is an actor, comedian and theatre-maker from London. She has toured nationally and internationally with So It Goes (British Council Showcase 2015) and has performed at venues such as the Southbank Centre, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Cruicible (Sheffield) and the New Wolsey. 


A Visiting Practitioner at Drama Centre London (Central Saint Martins) and trained at Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Hannah wrote and performed Everything I Didn't Say at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh in 2019. She is currently working on a new show about shame and depression with support from Shoreditch Town Hall and Oxford Playhouse. 


Hannah organised and compered drag cabaret show Bling It On with Ellie Brayne-Wyatt in 2018-19 at Above The Arts Cabaret Club, Leicester Square. 

Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic 

About On The Run

(c) Alex Brenner, please credit. On The

Emma Tompkins

Artistic Associate - Set design

Emma trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent and specialises in designing for devised theatre, theatre for young audiences and new writing, working with artists like On the Run, Analogue, Daniel Bye, Inspector Sans, Testament, DugOut, Flickbook Theatre, Nele Van Den Broeck & On The Button to name but a few. She designs and co-produces professional community productions with Simon Ryninks as The Milo Wladek Co, and works with the National Theatre devising and delivering design and puppetry workshops for Schools and young people.

Photo by Alex Brenner

Alice Massey


Alice is an independent theatre producer based in Bristol. Alice works with artists that tell important stories which are rich with meaning, innovation and insight. Alongside producing The Rebirth of Meadow Rain, she also currently works with Tessa Bide Productions, Pins and Needles Productions and Cousin Jack’s Theatre.

Our company history

On The Run was originally founded by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe. David has now left theatre for pastures new!  We wish him all the best for the future!