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Running Wild archive'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.

Cast/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)

Creatives/Company

Book by: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Children's Touring Partnership
Adapted by: Samuel Adamson
Director(s): Dale Rooks, Timothy Sheader, Georgina Lamb (movement director), Polly Jerrold (casting director)
Design(s): Paul Wills, Finn Caldwell (puppetry design and director for Gyre & Gimble)
Costume: Paul Wills
Sound(s): Nick Sagar, Nick Powell
Music(s): Rod Paton (original songs and composition), Nick Powell, Louise Anna Duggan
Lighting: Paul Anderson

Running Wild

Running Wild (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0761466799. Details of all Running Wild archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1324318110

Archive Listings

6 Jun 17
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10 Jun 17
Grand Theatre
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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31 May 17
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3 Jun 17
Marlowe Theatre
Canterbury, Kent
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23 May 17
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27 May 17
Royal & Derngate
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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16 May 17
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20 May 17
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
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9 May 17
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13 May 17
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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2 May 17
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6 May 17
King's Theatre
Edinburgh
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25 Apr 17
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29 Apr 17
Theatre Royal
Norwich, Norfolk
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18 Apr 17
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22 Apr 17
The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
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11 Apr 17
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15 Apr 17
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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4 Apr 17
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8 Apr 17
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Blackpool, Lancashire
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22 Mar 17
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25 Mar 17
Hackney Empire
Outer London, Greater London
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14 Mar 17
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18 Mar 17
Wycombe Swan
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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7 Mar 17
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11 Mar 17
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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22 Feb 17
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25 Feb 17
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry, West Midlands
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10 Feb 17
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18 Feb 17
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester, West Sussex
Performance Details => Venue archive

Reviews

Reviews


User Review: 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.
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User Review: 19Mar17: Stunning performance from the incredible Annika Whiston. Amazing puppetry, props and scenery. So glad I watched it.
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User Reviews

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.
Kate Smith (19Mar17): Stunning performance from the incredible Annika Whiston. Amazing puppetry, props and scenery. So glad I watched it.
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