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VenueBlackpool Grand Theatre
Other spaces: Lawrence House Studio
From4th April 2017
To8th April 2017
WhenTue 19:00. Wed 13:30. Thu 10:30, 14:30. Fri 19:00. Sat 14:30, 19:00
What is currently on at Blackpool Grand Theatre (V518)

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.
Book by Michael Morpurgo

Archive :: production:T0761466799, play:S1324318110, venue:V518

Production details

Special Performances

  • 7 Apr 17 Audio Described


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)
Performer Toby Olie (puppetry design and director for Gyre & Gimble)
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)
Performer Jemima Bennett (Lilly - some dates)
Performer India Brown (Lilly - some dates)
Performer Annika Whiston (Lilly - some dates)
Performer Kazeem Toisin Amore (Dad/Red Bandana)
Performer Liz Crowther (Grandma)
Performer Stephen Hoo (Mahout/Kaya)
Performer Corinna Powlesland (Dr Geraldine)
Performer Jack Sandle (Mr Anthony)
Performer Balvinder Sopal (Mum)
Performer Darcy Collins (Frank the baby Orangutan)
Performer Romina Hytten (puppeteer - Orangutan Mani's Head)
Performer Red Davis (puppeteer - Mani's Body)
Performer Elisa de Grey (puppeteer for Oona the elephant's trunk)
Performer James Charlton (Oona the elephant's head)
Performer Michael Peters (Oona the elephant's heart)
Performer Wela Mbusi (Oona the elephant's hind)
Performer Gareth Aled (alternate puppeteer)
Performer Scarlet Wilderink (alternate puppeteer)

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