To The Waters and The Wild

by Running Dog Theatre in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th October 2017 we successfully raised £645 with 29 supporters in 28 days

To The Waters & The Wild will be a new music theatre show about going home, climate change, and hope in the face of helplessness.

by Running Dog Theatre in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

To The Waters and The Wild will be a new music theatre show about going home, climate change, and hope in the face of helplessness.

 Set in a near future where the effects of climate change have reshaped the geographic and political landscape, it tells the story of a young woman returning to her small hometown to find it the same as it has always been, and ultimately changed forever.

 Utilising five actor/musicians to weave gig-theatre, spoken word, animation, puppetry and storytelling, we try and find a song worth singing even as the ship is going down all around us.

The town is small and much as you remembered.

Waves, and houses and people have risen and fallen.

You stand on the cliffs about the town and look out to sea.

There is a storm coming in.

Deep in its belly there is a band playing.

And the band plays on.

 Developed with and supported by Strike A Light, The Other Room, The Bike Shed and Camden People’s Theatre.

What we need?

We need £600 to provide us with equipment such as;

  • Wireless System: This will give us much more freedom to devise without the risk or complication of having lots of cables on stage. This will ensure the quality of music whilst also allowing us to be playful and push boundaries with our staging of the piece.
  • Loop pedal: One of our aims is to create a constant score for the piece that is created live on stage. A loop pedal will allow us to build soundscapes and music live and won’t restrict us to the music/sound ending once we put down the instruments.
  • Dynamic microphones and microphone stands: Currently we are using a lot of borrowed equipments from some very generous friends. BUT once they need these back, we are at a bit of a loss. We want 4 dynamic microphones and 4 microphone stands for each member on stage to allow freedom to use all our musical assets whilst building the musical score.

What happens next?

‘To The Waters & The Wild’ will be previewing a work-in-progress performance at Camden People’s Theatre on the 7th & 8th November as part of their Shoot the Breeze Festival.

To book tickets:

About The Company 

Based in Exeter and the South West we make theatre that is musical, visual, playful and above all engaging. Audiences are at the centre of our work: both in an ongoing desire to find new and alternative audiences for their work, outside the confines of the theatre space, and in an effort to make the theatre a safe, welcoming and joyous space for everyone. our work combines live music, storytelling, physical theatre, mixed media, poetry and a healthy dose of silliness and play to create work that resonates with our audiences.

Running Dog Theatres most recent touring production ‘Wanna Dance with Somebody’ has toured nationally throughout 2016 and in early 2017 receiving critical acclaim.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

The ripple effect Instead of that Pret meal deal or that one extra pint, you decided to give that fiver to us and that deserves a big virtual pat on the back and high fives all round. (Just remember to provide us with your twitter handle!)

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Making a splash THANK YOU. You, lovely human, get a short video of our faces expressing our gratitude to you!! (Please provide email address!)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Sound waves We are so grateful for your kind donation that we will sing it to you. We will provide you with your very own musical video expressing just how brilliant you are. (please provide your email address)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Wetlanders/Drylanders What will your home town look like when the effects of climate change takes hold? Tell us your hometown and a few details and we will provide you with a reimagined personalised description of your home town. (please provide your email address)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Welcome home You will receive a personalised illustration of your home town from our wonderful cast member Bryony Maguire. Just provide us with a description of your home town and we will reimagine what it will look like in this new old world.

Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £70 million for bright ideas and good causes.