Running on Empty

Probe presents

Running on Empty

  • Tue 4 – Sat 15 Feb, 7.15pm (Sat matinees 3pm, Sun evening perf. 5pm)
  • Tue 4 & Wed 5 £10, Thu 6 – Sun 9 £15 (£12.50), Tue 11 – Sun 16 £17.50 (£15)

Absurd and humorous, Running On Empty is a new performance that combines dance, theatre and song.

‘Beautifully performed, funny, provocative.’
★★★★ Scotsman on Small Talk

‘You can’t look away because the performance is so powerful.’
★★★★ Three Weeks on Small Talk

A story of a man and a woman travelling through dreams, fears and jagged memories.

Absurd, humorous and sometimes devastating, Running On Empty journeys from a woman’s loss through her struggle for a future and the emptiness she must overcome to survive. How long will she keep running?

Dance, theatre and song combine in this new performance from Probe Artistic Director Antonia Grove (twice Critics Circle and Time Out National Dance Awards nominee), director Jo McInnes (Royal Court), writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court), choreographer Charlie Morrissey (Siobhan Davies), songwriter Lee Ross, designer Fabrice Serafino and lighting designer Beky Stoddart, devised with performers Greig Cooke, Antonia Grove and composer Scott Smith.

Running wild. Running out of time. Running on empty…

Running time: Approx 65 minutes.

‘You can’t take your eyes off her…this is one woman who deserves to be seen.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard on Small Talk

‘Taut, funny, acidly unsentimental, the kind of work that new British dance does best.’ Observer on May

‘Recommended, especially for anyone interested in boundary-blurring dance-theatre pinned to new writing.’ Times on May

‘Beautifully performed, funny, provocative.’ ★★★★ Scotsman on Small Talk

‘You can’t look away because the performance is so powerful… Wonderful, strange and tragic.’ ★★★★ Three Weeks on Small Talk

‘Their movements have a great sensitivity… an accomplished performance… never ceases to be intriguing to look at.’
★★★★ Public Reviews

‘It never ceases to be intriguing to look at. The fragmented nature of the show keeps the suspense and anticipation.’
★★★★ “Public Reviews”:

‘A whirlwind of powerful, repetitive choreography… there is no denying the talents of its three performers.’
A Younger Theatre

‘Powerful performances in a beautiful space, make Running on Empty a play well worth seeing.’
Everything Theatre

‘It is riveting to watch.’
Writing About Dance

‘A raw, abstract examination of human emotion, it maintains a punchy sense of direction.’
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