World premiere of Chloë Moss’ Run Sister Run tours UK next month

Adam Lowe

Casting has today been announced for the new play by award-winning playwright Chloë Moss, Run Sister Run. A co-production between Paines Plough, Sheffield Theatres and Soho Theatre, Run Sister Run explores the lives of two sisters and the different directions life that takes them as they desperately hold onto their unbreakable bond.

The production is directed by Paines Plough Co-Artistic Director Charlotte Bennett and the cast includes Lucy Ellinson, Helena Lymbery, Lucas Button and Silas Carson. The show opens at the Crucible Lyceum Studio, part of Sheffield Theatres, on 27 February, before transferring to Soho Theatre from 25 March. The production runs until 2 May.

‘You can’t pick your family but if you could I’d still pick you’

Connie and Ursula are sisters, connected by the same beginning but heading in different directions. Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as the pair navigate their unbreakable bond. From award-winning playwright Chloë Moss, this story of family, love and dependence asks who gets it right?

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Lucy Ellinson’s theatre credits include: Macbeth (Royal Exchange Theatre), Top Girls (National Theatre), Jubilee (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange Theatre), and Kingdom Come and A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Play for the Nation (RSC). Her credits for TV include Britannia and New Tricks.

Helena Lymbery’s theatre credits includes: Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, The Cat in the Hat, His Dark Materials, Queen Margaret (Royal Exchange Theatre), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End), and Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic). Her TV credits include Doctor Foster, Father Brown, Alastair Mcgowan’s Big Impression, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and The Bill.

Lucas Button’s stage credits include War Horse (UK Tour &amp, National Theatre), The Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Kes (Leeds Playhouse), and A Tender Thing (The Dukes Theatre).

Silas Carson’s recent theatre credits include The Captive Queen (Shakespeare’s Globe), Half Life (Theatre Royal Bath), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal & Derngate Northampton), and Ruined. TV credits include The Accident, Sick of It, Silent Witness, EastEnders, Indian Summers and Glue.

Chloë Moss is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter. Her celebrated play This Wide Night (Clean Break, Soho Theatre, 2008) won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize and was subsequently produced off-Broadway, starring Edie Falco. She has written numerous other plays including The Gatekeeper (Royal Exchange Theatre, 2012), Fatal Light (for Clean Break at Soho Theatre, 2010 and 2011), Catch (Royal Court Theatre, 2006), and How Love Is Spelt (Bush Theatre, 2004, and New York’s Summer Play Festival, 2005). She has also written extensively for television, including Six Wives (BBC One) and Dickensian (Red Planet Pictures), and written episodes for New Tricks (BBC One) and The Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Tiger Aspect).

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Charlotte Bennett directs. She is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough. Previously she was Associate Director at Soho Theatre where she led the new writing department, developing artists and commissions and programming the upstairs studio. For Soho she has directed Whitewash by Gabriel Bisset-Smith, curated a six-month off-site arts festival in Waltham Forest and led playwriting competition the Verity Bargate Award. Prior to this she was Artistic Director of Forward Theatre Project, an artists’ collective she founded. As a freelance director she has worked extensively for Open Clasp Theatre Company, creating new plays inspired by marginalised women in the North-East. She also held the role of Creative Producer for theatre company RashDash where she toured experimental new theatre around the UK.

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A Paines Plough, Sheffield Theatres and Soho Theatre Production.

Run Sister Run
Written by Chloë Moss
Directed by Charlotte Bennett
Design by Rosie Elnile
Composition and Sound Design by Arun Ghosh
Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr
Casting by Nadine Rennie CDG
Dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson

Sheffield Theatres: Crucible Lyceum Studio 27 February – 21 March
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm. Thurs and Sat matinee, 2.15pm.
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
Tickets from £20
Box Office 0114 249 6000 – Mon – Sat 10am to 8pm
On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6pm.
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Soho Theatre 25 March – 2nd May
Wed 25 Mar – Sat 2 May 2020, 2.30pm, 7.30pm
21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE
Tickets from £10
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