RUNT is a play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders. Runt, a small undernourished woman has endured enough of the misery of being the runt of the litter. She toughens up and attempts to take power, to lead the oppressed, to rise up and fight, for equality, for decency and what’s right. She liberates sack after sack after sack of miserable runts. And she grows. She feels herself reaching eight foot or more. She gets a taste for what it means to be great. Trouble is, ‘greatness forgets runtness‘.

RUNT is a collaboration that melds the experience and skills of each artist – the direction of Dee, the writing of Cornelius and the performance of Wilks. They are joined by a stellar creative team that includes composer Kelly Ryall, Lighting Designer Jenny Hector, Set and Costume Designer Romanie Harper and Choreographer Michelle Heaven.

RUNT, a new co-creation by writer Patricia Cornelius, director Susie Dee and performer Nicci Wilks.

February 24 – March 7

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