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Rogues' Gallery are producing RUN at the VAULT Festival this February. Starring Tom Ross Williams, written by Stephen Laughton, directed by Oli Rose, RUN is a vital and beautiful tale which we want to bring to a much wider audience. 

http://run-theplay.net/

VAULT Festival is a six-week arts festival. Rogues' Gallery has produced at the VAULT before, in 2013 with The Folk Contraption and in 2014 with The Incredible One Man Pandemic. Both those shows were success stories, travelling round the country to The London Wonderground, Speigeltent and Latitude Festival. So it's natural that we'd want to take RUN to the festival in 2016. The VAULT has a habit of catapulting work towards a larger audience. This Kickstarter is about getting RUN to the largest possible audience and making sure it has a future life beyond the festival.

“VAULT Festival goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent” - The Stage, 2015

“You might be in Hogarth's London, so bursting is it with unruly, gamey life" - The Independent, 2015

Tom Ross-Williams
Tom Ross-Williams

The Actor

Tom Ross-Williams read English & Drama at Trinity College Dublin & UC Berkeley and trained with the National Youth Theatre. He is the artistic director of the political theatre company, Populace.

http://www.tomrosswilliams.com

The Director

Oli Rose is the artistic director of Rogues’ Gallery and a freelance theatre director. He directed the short version of Stephen Laughton’s RUN at Southwark Playhouse in 2015. He was the associate director on Declan Donnellan’s production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and in February 2016 is taking the show to Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

The Producer

Lauren Brown trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As a writer/ performer/ producer, Lauren has worked on productions across the UK and Europe, including SCARLET at Southwark Playhouse in 2015. She is a founding member of Theatre Renegade and has been producing Courting Drama at the Bush Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.

The Writer

Stephen Laughton has recently been working with Headlong Theatre on their new Headstart writer's programme. For television, he has been developing an original 2-part series FORWARD with Blacklisted Films, and prior to that he worked with Lime Pictures on an original series BLACK HILL. For film, he is working on a script for emerging director Ryan Andrew’s second feature film. Stephen’s short drama for young audiences, MERRY NEW YEAR was broadcast as part of a collaboration between the Hampstead and the Roundhouse Theatre.

The Composer

Helen Sartory read Music at the University of Cambridge and composes electronic music for film, theatre and live performance. Recent projects include The Provoked Wife, Win / Lose / Draw, Exposure and The Collaborative Orchestra. She is currently developing a live immersive audio-visual show, Robots, for summer 2016.

©Richard Davenport. The Folk Contraption at VAULT 2012.
©Richard Davenport. The Folk Contraption at VAULT 2012.

Rogues' Gallery was formed in 2008 by artistic director Oli Rose, who directs this latest piece, and the company makes provocative, often immersive theatrical stories.

“This innovative and distinctive theatre company grab, chew and spew big ideas with imagination, passion and - that rare thing these days - warmth. Go see. Leave invigorated." – Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Monuments Men, Paddington)

“It’s an unusual thing to be able to say and actually mean, but the show made me laugh out loud AND shed a little tear, as well as tons of other emotions in between.” Bee Horton on The Folk Contraption, VAULT Festival 2013.

©Richard Davenport
©Richard Davenport

How can you help?

Your donation will help us to stage RUN to a very high standard and enables us to bring it to a wider audience. Through additional marketing, filming and promotional materials you'll help us to sell the show to venues after the Vault. We can't thank you enough for your support.

Risks and challenges

We know that producing theatre comes with risks attached. Luckily the strength of our team mitigates at least some of those risks. We've been lucky enough to try out at half the play already as part of Courting Drama at the Southwark Playhouse. The reception from the audience was phenomenal. So we already know that audiences could get behind us.

The biggest obstacle is getting a new venue to believe in the project. We all want the show to go further than its week long run at the VAULT Festival. Between the creative team we've amassed bulging black books of contacts, and all of these contacts are getting invites to the show. We're crossing fingers, toes and everything else that some of our guests feel as passionately about the play as we do and help us to take it further.

But there's no guarantee that busy producers and programmers can make our short run, so we're filming the play as well to make sure that even if they can't see the show in person, they'll be able to see what's so special about RUN.

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    As a thank you for your support we will:
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    As a thank you for your support we will:
    - send you TWO TICKETS to our Valentines show on Sunday 14th February 2016
    - send you a recording of all of the music in RUN (original compositions by Helen Sartory)
    - send you a Nick Hern Books's VAULT 2016 Playtext Anthology signed book by the all creatives and cast
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    As a thank you for your support we will:
    - organise for you to attend a HOME COOKED SHABBAT DINNER with the cast and creative team
    - send you two tickets to our Valentines show on Sunday 14th February 2016
    - send you a recording of all of the music in RUN (original compositions by Helen Sartory)
    - send you a Nick Hern Books's VAULT 2016 Playtext Anthology signed book by the all creatives and cast
    - send you a limited edition poster signed by the director and cast
    - send you a personalised, handwritten thank you
    - send out a special mention on Twitter and Facebook

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