To what lengths would you go to get the job of your dreams?
Four ambitious twenty somethings enter the job market. What better way to start than a summer internship at a high end City bank? Motivated and hungry, they are ready to commit themselves, whatever it takes. The stakes are high.
Developed in conversation with the freshest financial minds and inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old intern who died at his London flat after reportedly working 72 hours straight, RUN is a blackly comic and tragic tale of ambition and personal sacrifice.
Blending striking physicality, sound and contemporary design, award-winning theatre company Engineer Theatre Collective have connected directly with the world of finance to expose the glamour and grind of the Square Mile in 2016.
This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Image credit: Guy Sanders
ABOUT ENGINEER THEATRE COLLECTIVE
Engineer are a group of devisers dedicated to creating visually striking, ensemble-led theatre. Having met at drama school, they have a shared language which relies upon close collaboration between devisers and designers to create new works and interpret existing texts. Broadly influenced by a Lecoq-based training, they employ a rigorous attitude to rehearsal and development and are always seeking to explore new and challenging story telling forms, using physicality, space and sound to fire an audience’s engagement.
QUOTES FOR ENGINEER THEATRE COLLECTIVE
★★★★ “an astonishingly accurate portrayal of the lives of young City workers. A brilliant dramatisation” The Gateway
★★★★ “The writing here is terrific...The cast is excellent, their pacing expert and consistently funny...insightful theatre” The Skinny
★★★★ "Remarkably well observed....Intelligent production with fine performances and its finger on the pulse" The Stage
★★★★ "'The performances are excellent...carries a powerful message" The Upcoming
★★★★ "You can’t not enjoy this production; accelerated into laughter, propelled into shock – this is definitely a production that will leave you buzzing." Scatter of Opinion
"elliptic, elegant narrative’ The Times
"a potent piece by a promising company." Time Out
"this is a brilliant drama...a must see" The London Economic