Running Wild


Running Wild
'Mum and Dad would have loved this. Except... I'm here with you, Oona. Because... you're who I need now. As long as I'm with you, I'm OK. Maybe one day you'll carry me out of this jungle like you carried me in.' Following the tragic death of his father, everyone is keen to help young Will. When his grandmother suggests an Indonesian holiday it's a dream opportunity to encounter the elephants he adores and learn about his own heritage. No-one could foresee the world-changing events of Boxing Day 2004. Or the remarkable elephant who would carry Will deep into the jungle after the Tsunami. But before he can allow the orangutans, monkeys, snakes and other animals to heal his wounds, he has to escape the hunters and their terrifying boss, the evil palm oil king, Mr Anthony. This thrilling and touching tale of healing and the power of nature is set in the magnificent landscape of Cass Sculpture Foundation, against the backdrop of monumental sculptures and dramatic settings.
Age Advisory: 8+

Performers Toby Olie (puppetry design and director for Gyre & Gimble), Jemima Bennett (Lilly - some dates), India Brown (Lilly - some dates), Annika Whiston (Lilly - some dates), Kazeem Toisin Amore (Dad/Red Bandana), Liz Crowther (Grandma), Stephen Hoo (Mahout/Kaya), Corinna Powlesland (Dr Geraldine), Jack Sandle (Mr Anthony), Balvinder Sopal (Mum), Darcy Collins (Frank the baby Orangutan), Romina Hytten (puppeteer - Orangutan Mani's Head), Red Davis (puppeteer - Mani's Body), Elisa de Grey (puppeteer for Oona the elephant's trunk), James Charlton (Oona the elephant's head), Michael Peters (Oona the elephant's heart), Wela Mbusi (Oona the elephant's hind), Gareth Aled (alternate puppeteer), Scarlet Wilderink (alternate puppeteer).
Book by Michael Morpurgo. Producer Children's Touring Partnership. Adapted by Samuel Adamson. Director Dale Rooks. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Paul Wills. Costume Paul Wills. Design Finn Caldwell (puppetry design and director for Gyre & Gimble). Sound Nick Sagar. Director Georgina Lamb (movement director). Music Rod Paton (original songs and composition). Music Nick Powell. Music Louise Anna Duggan. Sound Nick Powell. Lighting Paul Anderson. Director Polly Jerrold (casting director).

Tour details for Running Wild

Between 25th April 2017 and 10th June 2017 this tour will visit 8 venues in Norwich, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Plymouth, Northampton, Canterbury, Swansea and Wolverhampton. This production has already been seen in 8 venues since 10th February 2017.

Dates for Running Wild (Play) tour

Currently showing
Tue, 25th April 2017 to Sat, 29th April 2017
  Theatre Royal, Norwich»

Tue, 2nd May 2017 to Sat, 6th May 2017
  King's Theatre, Edinburgh» {1}

Tue, 9th May 2017 to Sat, 13th May 2017
  Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne»

Tue, 16th May 2017 to Sat, 20th May 2017
  Theatre Royal, Plymouth»

Tue, 23rd May 2017 to Sat, 27th May 2017
  Royal & Derngate, Northampton» {1}

Wed, 31st May 2017 to Sat, 3rd June 2017
  Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury»

Tue, 6th June 2017 to Sat, 10th June 2017
  Grand Theatre, Swansea»

Tue, 6th June 2017 to Sat, 10th June 2017
  Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton» {1}
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User Reviews

Overall: 5.00
Jean Palastanga (08Apr17): My 9 year old grandson wouldn't stop applauding at the end. He was totally overcome with emotion and just kept telling me and everyone else how totally amazing this play was. I absolutely agree with him and highly recommend it. Thank you. 5
Kate Smith (19Mar17): Stunning performance from the incredible Annika Whiston. Amazing puppetry, props and scenery. So glad I watched it. 5

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