I RUN is a Danish one-man play written by Line Mørkeby about grief and how we cope with loss. It is part of the Vault Festival 13-17 March, and features one actor running on a treadmill for the entire performance.
I RUN is part of the Let’s Talk @ Vault Festival, a campaign run by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust aiming to improve the conversation about death, dying and grief.
This is a chance for us to raise awareness of grief and how we talk about death, exercise as an antidepressant, and bring a critically acclaimed Danish play to London's biggest arts festival - and we are super excited!
ABOUT THE PLAY
A dad loses his 6-year old daughter to cancer, and his world falls apart. He doesn’t know how to process the life-shattering void following her premature death. He starts running to deal with his loss. Only, he can’t stop. He runs through the pain, the memories and the grief to try and find the point where he no longer runs, but soars – the point where he is close to her again.
I RUN is a fast-paced, explosive and moving one-man play about running, grief and missing someone we love. About how you survive the death of your child. It explores how exercise can improve mental health, the rise of male depression, and why we find it so hard to talk about death.
Cut the Cord focuses on new Scandinavian writing and promoting inter-cultural collaborations in the UK. We explore social issues through bold visual narratives and movement, questioning what it means to be human. In 2020 the company will host a Nordic Festival in London with new plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, supported by the Nordic Ministry and the Nordic embassies.
Humanity is at the core of what we do, and we're very excited about the potential of I RUN and how it can encourage us to talk about grief and how we cope with loss.
YOUR ROLE IN THIS
This is a huge opportunity for us to reach a larger audience and create a buzz around I RUN before it heads to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2-26 August 2019. The Vault Festival attracts 70,000 audience members each year, London's sharpest reviewers as well as the hottest emerging theatre companies and artists. With I RUN we get to showcase Cut the Cord as a company to look out for, as well as starting a conversation about the important themes of the play. We think the Vault Festival is the beginning of a very exciting journey.
But to do all this, we need your help.
We need to raise £700 to get the show to the Vaults. We need to raise money for:
- Production design
- Artist fees
- Technical support
This performance is a huge step for us as an emerging company and individuals developing work that is innovative and which encourages positive social change. We are supported by the Danish Embassy, Children with Cancer, PureGym, The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group and the NHS.
But there's still far to go, and without your support, this production won’t be possible and we won’t create a build-up for Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest arts festival.
Any little donation from you would make a massive difference to us and get I RUN a bigger audience. We hope we can make a difference to how we talk about grief, approach exercise and mental health, and how we can give new international plays a voice on the UK stage. This is the first step.
Come and see us in the Cage at the Vault Festival 13-17 March, tell us your thoughts in the bar, and see first-hand what a one-man play on a treadmill is like!
Buy your tickets here:
We can't wait to see you there!
If you want to know more about us check us out on www.cutthecordtheatre.com