Last Updated on 25th February 2016
Run, the startling and profoundly human drama about the banking industry by Engineer Theatre Collective, will begin its first full-length run at New Diorama Theatre on March 15 2016.
Run tells the exhilarating story of four investment bank interns in desperate pursuit of a career in the city, delving into the humanity and everyday problems often obscured by the glitz and the grind of the square mile.
Although entirely fictional, Run was inspired by the tragedy of Moritz Erhardt, the 21 year-old intern who died of an epileptic seizure at his London flat after reportedly working 72 hours straight.
Run has been developed in conversation with the freshest financial minds; the people who will be running our banks, trading our stocks and managing our pensions in 15-20 years’ time.
Using striking physicality, sound and contemporary design, award winning theatre company Engineer Theatre Collective give an authentic voice to these young financiers. In this new piece of devised work, they confront the violence, lust and death underpinning our rapacious relationship with money and embark on a gripping exploration of what drives our natural desire for more.
Engineer Theatre Collective is dedicated to creating visually striking, ensemble-led theatre. Broadly influenced by a Lecoq-based training, they seek to explore new and challenging story telling forms. ‘
Run will be presented at the New Diorama Theatre from 15 March – 9 April 2016