When: 10th March – 5th June 2015
Where: Touring nationally
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the venue
What is it?
Show And Tell presents So It Goes by On The Run Theatre, running from 10th March to 5th June 2015. The production promises to be a moving, gently funny and near-wordless depiction of grief. So It Goes hits stages across the UK, following a sell out hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.
So It Goes was made seven years after co-creator Hannah Moss lost her own father to cancer. Near-wordless, the show uses captions on white boards to explore her own true story, deftly capturing her battle to discuss her father’s death while navigating a poignant journey of memory, laughter and sorrow.
The performance is the first to come from Lecoq-trained company, On The Run, created by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe, whose friendship serves as the foundation for the unraveling of the story. The reality of one friend helping another resonates throughout the performance as the two work through Moss’ childhood, teen years and adulthood; recounting the story with heartfelt honesty, playful touches and a cartoon-esque cardboard set.
Co-creator of the show, Hannah Moss said, “I was with David at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, six years after my Dad died, when I had the idea for So It Goes. I was inspired by the shows that didn’t rely on spoken language, and I started to try and talk about my dad and my experience through writing on a whiteboard. Talking about my dad had been hard until then, but I felt freed by the whiteboard and it became the central part of the show, symbolising a universal theme; how difficult it is to talk about grief.”
On The Run presents the work of Hannah Moss and David Ralfe, who seek to create visual theatre which is comic, touching and truthful. Formed in 2014, the company also curate No Such Thing, a regular night of short-form visual, physical and experimental theatre, in partnership with Rhum & Clay Theatre Company and the New Diorama Theatre.
You can see So It Goes at the following venues:
The Arts Centre, Ormskirk on 10th March at 7.30pm
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, from 12th to 13th March at 8pm
Square Chapel, Halifax on 25th March at 8pm
Upstairs at the Carriageworks, Leeds on 26th March at 7.45pm
New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich on 27th March at 7.45pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, London, from 8th to 18 April at 8pm
The North Wall, Oxford on 23rd April at 8pm
Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, Southend on 25th April at 8pm
Theatre Royal, Margate on 25th April at 7.30pm
The Basement, Brighton, from 8th to 10th May at 7.30pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays on 15th May at 8pm
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter on 25th May at 7.30pm
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 30th May at 7.45pm
New Diorama Theatre, London on 2nd June
Greenwich Theatre, London, from 4th to 5th June
More info: www.ontheruntheatre.co.uk