'The Rebirth of Meadow Rain' Goes to Edinburgh!

by On The Run Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom


raised of £1,500 target
26% 8 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,500 is pledged by June 28th 2019 at 3:50pm

On The Run are back with a new show 'The Rebirth of Meadow Rain', and we need your help to get to Edinburgh for the Festival!

by On The Run Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

On The Run are back with a new show 'The Rebirth of Meadow Rain', a darkly comic piece that explores the theme of emotional abuse. Generously supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, Blue Elephant Theatre and UK SAYS NO MORE, the show seeks to raise awareness about emotional abuse: what it is, what it looks like and who might be effected by this sort of behaviour. It is an important to tell this story now, at a time when cases of coercive control, such as Sally Challen, are being publicly discussed.

Hello friends!

My name’s Hannah, I’m the Artistic Director of On The Run and I'm here to tell you a bit more about our Crowdfunder campaign and why we need your help.

But first, I want to say thank you for being here and reading our story - it really means a lot!


The Company

We’re a Lecoq-trained theatre company who have performed our work since 2014. Our first show, So It Goes, was an autobiographical show about my Dad, who died when I was seventeen. It premiered at the Edinburgh fringe in 2014 where it received wide critical acclaim (including a 5* review from The Times), a sell-out run and went on to tour internationally as part of the British Council Showcase 2015. 

The Show

Our new show ‘The Rebirth of Meadow Rain’ explores theme of emotional abuse and coercive control, something often misunderstood or difficult to define.  As a company, we are passionate about making work that deals with issues in society that are difficult to talk about. Our aim is to create an open and honest dialogue with the audience through comedy and storytelling. Meadow Rain is no different, and we’ve teamed up with UK SAYS NO MORE, a campaign to change the societal narrative towards domestic abuse, in order to help spread the change further.


How your money will help

Taking our show to the Edinburgh Fringe is fundamental for our show, firstly to reach new and diverse audiences, but also to reconnect with known audiences and venues across the UK. The Edinburgh Fringe is a rich platform for the future touring around the UK and internationally.  

Not only will your money help the company’s development immensely, but it will also help change the public understanding of domestic abuse to something that encapsulates non-violent abusive acts as a central and fundamental part of an abusive relationship. 


What will the money go towards?

The show’s been developing for two years and we’ve managed to cover the cost of making the show so far. We've had the good news (in the last 24 hours!), that we can will cover some of the budget with an Arts Council grant. BUT Edinburgh is incredibly expensive, and we still need your help to kickstart the final phase of the show’s development!

Our fundraising campaign today aims to raise £1500 towards the cost of Edinburgh. This money equates to around 1/7 of the full budget and will go towards:

  • marketing and press
  • accommodation
  • venue fees
  • travel expenses
  • Props and set



We’ve got some fabulous perks available for you, as a small but heartfelt THANK YOU for your contribution. Some examples of perks below*:

  • A thank you post on social media
  • A personalised video thank you from meadow Rain
  • special content (videos, images, even a trailer…) if we meet targets
  • A free ticket to a preview in London or Edinburgh

Other Ways You Can Help

Don’t worry if you can’t contribute funds today! There are many ways you can support our company and campaign:

  • Post about the campaign on social media and tagging @ontheruntheatre (use the share buttons on this page!)
  • tell a friend / family member / rich beneficiary
  • Tell someone about the show
  • Tell someone about UK SAYS NO MORE 
  • send us good vibes
  • give us hugs


Finally, a very big THANK YOU to you all for reading this, watching our video and to those who can contribute towards the fundraising. We really appreciate it and it will honestly help us no end!

Lots of love

Hannah xx


* List not exhaustive


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Meadow Thank You

A great big thank you from Meadow on social media!

£50 or more

£50 Meadow Thank You

A personalised video from Meadow saying thank you! (via social media messaging!)

£100 or more

£100 Meadow Thank You

A personalised thank you video from Meadow, a signed poster and one FREE ticket to our previews in London or Edinburgh!

£500 or more

£500 Meadow Thank You

A MASSIVE Meadow thank you! -A personalised thank you video -A signed poster -2 FREE tickets to ANY showing of The Rebirth of Meadow Rain -Another very special gift

Let's make ''The Rebirth of Meadow Rain' Goes to Edinburgh!' happen

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