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Event Details

Venue: Studio

Date: Tue 26 Feb - Sat 02 Mar

Time: 7:45pm with 1:30pm Thu Matinee

Produced by: Pilot Theatre and The Tron Theatre Company

Written by: Julia Donaldson

Adapted by: Andy Arnold

Directed by: Katie Posner

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Reviews

Running on the Cracks - The Times

Fri 08 Feb 2013

Written by Allan Radcliffe

★★★★ " ...all the edge-of-the-seat excitement of a thriller — one that will appeal to older teens and adults alike."

Running on the Cracks - Herald Scotland

Fri 08 Feb 2013

Written by Neil Cooper

★★★★ - "part detective story, part thriller, and part quest for cultural and personal identity."

Running on the Cracks - Scotsman

Fri 08 Feb 2013

Written by Joyce McMillan

"The 80-minute narrative is fast, jump-cut and exciting... there are fine performances from the five-strong cast, with Gaylie Runciman in poignant form as Mary, and Jessica Henwick outstanding as Leo."

Running on the Cracks - STV

Fri 08 Feb 2013

Written by Alan Chadwick

"Essentially this is a thriller for those aged 14 and over, but the show works just as well for adults. This is due in no small part to a hard- working, multi-tasking cast"

Running on the Cracks - Exeunt Magazine

Tue 12 Feb 2013

Written by Rosanna Hall

★★★★ "Jessica Henwick is dazzling as Leo; ... Katie Posner's direction...is excellent and well-judged, emphasising the chemistry between her young leads. "

The Press Preview- Running on the Cracks

Mon 25 Feb 2013

Written by Charles Hutchinson

Charles Hutchinson interviews Pilot's Associate Director Katie Posner about Running on the Cracks.

Edinburgh Spotlight- Review: Running on the Cracks

Thu 28 Feb 2013

Written by Keith D Edinburgh

Four Stars for this 'Modern day fable' with a positive message at it's heart.

Whatsonstage - Review: Running on the Cracks

Thu 28 Feb 2013

Written by Ron Simpson

Four Stars for Running on the Cracks and it's 'uniformally excellent cast'

Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks

Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks.

Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing, she must get out. In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

Adapted for the stage from the novel by the internationally acclaimed writer Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo), this is a new, fast moving play about runaways, identity, survival and how friendships can develop in the strangest situations.

★★★★ The Times,
★★★★ The Herald
"The 80-minute narrative is fast, jump-cut and exciting" The Scotsman 

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Related News

The Press - Interview with Running on the Cracks Director, Katie Posner

Tue 26 Feb 2013

The first novel for teenagers by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson is being adapted for the stage in a collaboration between York company Pilot Theatre and the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

The Press - Interview with Running on the Cracks Director, Katie Posner

 

 

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Running on the Cracks Readthrough photos

Running on the Cracks Readthrough photos

Director Katie and Designer Gem discuss the show

Director Katie and Designer Gem discuss the show

Running on the Cracks trailer

Running on the Cracks trailer

Running on the Cracks Production Shots

Running on the Cracks Production Shots

Interview with the cast at the end of week 2

Interview with the cast at the end of week 2

Special Story from First Night in Glasgow

Special Story from First Night in Glasgow

Running on the Cracks In Rehearsal photos

Running on the Cracks In Rehearsal photos