Photography by Richard Davenport

 

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

An extraordinary debut.”

 

 

THE TIMES

A true story about love and loss

 

Hannah has always wanted to talk about her Dad. But in the seven years since he died, she hasn't quite managed it. 

 

Not one to be defeated, she’s enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow, to finally come to terms with losing her dad.

 

Frank, funny and endlessly inventive, So It Goes explores the light and dark sides of grief in a playful and deeply personal show.

 

 

"Intensely personal and universally human... Gorgeous"

THE TIMES

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

 

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“My favourite show of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014”

 

THE TIMES

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

 

THE TELEGRAPH

“A perfectly formed gem”

 

THE INDEPENDENT

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

TIME OUT

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

 

THE SCOTSMAN

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

 

EVENING STANDARD

 

Read more about Hannah's story in her interview for the Guardian - click here.

 

Reviews from Edinburgh Fringe 2014 - click here.

Reviews from our London run at Shoreditch Town Hall - click here.

 

 

In August 2012, Hannah told David that she wanted to make a show about her dad, who died when she was seventeen. We started work on So It Goes almost immediately. It became a show about how we respond to grief and how hard it is to talk about death.

 

When we opened So It Goes at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, The Independent called it “one of this year’s breakthrough shows”. It played to sell out audiences, receiving a five star review in The Times and four star reviews in The Telegraph, Scotsman, Evening Standard and Independent.

 

So It Goes has toured all over the UK and received a second five star review in The Times during its sell out run at London's Shoreditch Town Hall.  It returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 for the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase.  

 

In 2016, we performed the show at Shanghai Contemporary Theatre Festival in China. David and Hannah also spent three weeks in Batumi, Georgia recreating the show in a new Georgian-language production, commissioned by the British Council, with two Georgian actors.

Find out more about So It Goes in this short film, made by the British Council

So It Goes

Hannah has always wanted to talk about her Dad. But in the seven years since he died, she hasn't quite

managed it. Not to be defeated, she's enlisted her friend David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow to finally come to terms with losing her Dad.

Created & Performed by: Hannah Moss & David Ralfe

 

Production Design: Emma Tompkins

(based on original concepts by Hannah Moss)

Lighting Design:  Celia Dugua

 

Artistic Collaborators:

Bryony Shanahan, Kim Heron, Natalie Jackson, 

Ed Kiely, Adam Lenson, Nicole Pschetz

Shanghai Contemporary Theatre Festival 2016

Producer: Show And Tel

Production Manager: Kady Howey Nunn

 

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Producer: Show And Tell

Stage Manager & Technical Operator: Lucy Adams

 

UK Spring Tour 2015

Producer: Show And Tell

Tour Manager & Relighter: Edmund Sutton

 

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Press & PR: Nancy Poole

Stage Manager & Technical Operator:  Lucy Adams

Publicity design: Christopher Harrisson

Street Team: Charlotte Ralfe, Nikki Brazier, Katie Coxon

 

Development of So It Goes was generously supported by the

Blue Elephant Theatre and The King’s Head Theatre.

 

 

 

On The Run 2015

 

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