British Council

Edinburgh Showcase 2015



So It Goes


Underbelly, Cowgate




24 to 30 August







For touring enquiries contact our Producer, Tom Searle: 


To contact Hannah or David directly, email

About the show

So It Goes is an imaginative and playful show which tells a true story about death and grief. 


Hannah’s father Mike died of cancer when she was seventeen.  In So It Goes, Hannah tells her story, playing herself.  Her partner David plays all the other characters, including Hannah’s mother and father.


There is no speaking in the show.  Instead, the performers talk to each other and to the audience by writing on whiteboards, which they wear around their necks.


So It Goes tells a universal story, exploring how difficult it is to talk about grief.  It has been praised for its comedy and its warmth, its theatrical innovation, as well as being truthful and touching.


About the company

On The Run presents theatre by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe.  So It Goes is their debut show.  The company makes bold, visual theatre which is comic, touching and truthful.


David trained at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris and has worked extensively with Hoipolloi and Hugh Hughes.


So It Goes touring schedule is managed by Show And Tell.


The show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 where it received universal critical acclaim and became one of the stand out shows of the festival.  So It Goes sold out show across the UK on its recent tour, which included a critically acclaimed two week run in London.

Praise For The Show

“My favourite show of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014”


“I have never seen a depiction of grief as deft, daring, amusing and moving as this one.

An extraordinary debut.”

THE TIMES, August 2014

"Intensely personal and universally human... Gorgeous"

THE TIMES, April 2015

"A gem of a show that sets tongues wagging and audiences flocking”



"There's so much delicacy and joy that it's impossible not to love it"


“You will not see anything quite like this anywhere else”



“A perfectly formed gem”



“A powerful expression of what happens in those moment when words fail us”



“I told myself I wouldn’t cry – and held firm until the last five minutes”



Wrap Around Activities

Hannah and David are experienced workshop leaders and teachers, who are used to working in environments where English may not be a first language.  They have run workshops for professional actors, taught at drama schools and worked with children and teenagers. See their Workshop page for more details. 

Further Information

  • The show has two performers and requires one technician for touring

  • There is no spoken English in the show but audiences are asked to read very simple English, written on whiteboards or signs. Surtitling is also possible.

  • The show has a small amount of set, which is light and easily transportable

  • The show is suitable for audiences aged 12 and over