making theatre is our way of changing the world
"This company have a 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!
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. She works with the National Theatre, devising and delivering design and puppetry workshops for Schools and young people.
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.
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!