Run, Rebel

Written and adapted by Manjeet Mann
Directed by Tessa Walker

Touring Autumn 2024.
Original 2023 production co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ British Theatre

Pilot Theatre brings you an electrifying adaptation of Manjeet Mann’s acclaimed novel. Amber is trapped – by her family’s rules, by their expectations, by her own fears. But on the running track she is completely free. As her body speeds up, the world slows down. And the tangled, mixed up lines in her head get s t r a i g h t e r . . .

This landmark production made especially for audiences of 11+ combines physical theatre, mesmerising visuals and a talented ensemble cast, setting the stage for a transformative story of revolution, empowerment and courage.

Tour Dates

Theatre Peckham

26 Sept – 05 Oct 2024

Leicester Curve

10 Oct – 12 Oct 2024

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Oxford Playhouse

16 Oct – 19 Oct 2024

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Leeds Playhouse

22 Oct – 26 Oct 2024

The Lowry

29 Oct – 02 Nov 2024

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Traverse Theatre

06 Nov – 09 Nov 2024


“its strength is in its optimism” ★★★★ British Theatre
“vividly captures the restlessness of being a teenager ”
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
“another moving and must-see play”
★★★★ York Mix

Guidance & information

Educational Resources

A full educational resource is available to download for free.

Download Run Rebel Resource Pack Part A PDF

Download Run Rebel Resource Pack Part B PDF


All workshops are bespoke and tailored to the needs of your students, and can be scheduled pre- or post-performance at your school, college or university. To arrange a workshop, please email us directly:

A practical drama session exploring the play, production, characters, and themes delivered by a Pilot artist. The workshop can be tailored to using Run Rebel as a creative stimulus for devising, exploring Run Rebel as a set-text, or examining social justice issues related to the play.

For state schools

  • 2 sessions or a full day: £350 + VAT.
  • 1 session (up to 2 hours): £275 + VAT

For private schools

  • 2 sessions or a full day: £475 + VAT
  • 1 session (up to 2 hours): £400 + VAT



A production photo from the 2023 production of Run, Rebel. A teenage girl stands triumphantly at the front of the stage, dressed in joggers and tracksuit top. She is smiling. Behind her, out of focus,are other cast members celebrating.