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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.


Book by: Michael Morpurgo

Archive listings for Running Wild

Work type: Play.


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).
6 Jun 17 to 10 Jun 17Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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31 May 17 to 3 Jun 17Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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23 May 17 to 27 May 17Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
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16 May 17 to 20 May 17Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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9 May 17 to 13 May 17Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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2 May 17 to 6 May 17King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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25 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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18 Apr 17 to 22 Apr 17The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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11 Apr 17 to 15 Apr 17Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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4 Apr 17 to 8 Apr 17Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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22 Mar 17 to 25 Mar 17Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
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14 Mar 17 to 18 Mar 17Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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7 Mar 17 to 11 Mar 17Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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22 Feb 17 to 25 Feb 17Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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10 Feb 17 to 18 Feb 17Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
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The cast will be completed by an ensemble of 57 young performers from the local community aged between 9 to 19, alternating performances in two groups, making this Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's largest ever production.Producer Open Air Theatre. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Adapted by Samuel Adamson. Director Timonty Sheader. Director Dale Rooks. Design Finn Caldwell (puppets). Design Toby Olie (puppets). Design Paul Wills. Music Rod Paton. Sound Nick Powell (Sound Score). Sound Nick Lidster (for Autograph). Director Jessica Ronane (casting director). Director Nick Lidster (Ensemble casting). Director Barbara Houseman (Season Associate Director). Performer Joshua Fernandes (Will - some dates). Performer Tyler Osborne (Will - some dates). Performer Ava Potter (Will - some dates). Performer Hattie Ladbury (Mum/Geraldine). Performer Ira Mandela Siobhan (Dad/Hunter). Performer Eric Mallett (Grandad/Kaya). Performer Joyce Henderson (Grandma). Performer Stephen Ventura (Mr Anthony). Performer Okorie Chukwu (Red Bandana/Mahout). Performer Laura Cubbitt (puppeteer). Performer Ben Thompson (puppeteer). Performer Michael Taibi (puppeteer). Performer John Leader (puppeteer). Performer Sarah Mardel (puppeteer). Performer Stuart Angell (puppeteer). Performer Fred Davis. Performer Romina Hytten.
13 May 16 to 12 Jun 16Open Air Theatre, West End :: V403
listing details L02078835550


World Premiere. Suitable for children aged 7+Corporate Sponsor Kenwood. Corporate Sponsor Mercer. Corporate Sponsor University of Chichester. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Dale Brook. Adapted by Samuel Anderson. Design Andrew D Edwards. Performer Finn Caldwell (puppetry). Performer Toby Olie (puppetry). Company Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.
2 Aug 15 to 16 Aug 15Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L1531808561

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