• Date and time: Thursday 16 March 2023, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: TFTV/011 Large Rehearsal Room, Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Discover the rehearsal process and techniques used to create Run, Rebel - Pilot's new stage adaptation of the acclaimed Young Adult novel by Manjeet Mann. Led by Neetu Singh, Staff Director of Run, Rebel, you will explore the play, production, characters and themes, through a variety of practical approaches. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Pilot Theatre is a York-based national and international touring company, creating work for, by and with young people.

*This is a compulsory attendance workshop for TWDP BA2 students. Please sign up to your preferred session. 

There are limited spaces available for other students, though it recommended that you only attend if you have seen the production of Run Rebel at York Theatre Royal.


By Manjeet Mann

I am strength

I am power

I am courage

I am revolution

I am Amber Rai

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 . . .

It’s time to start a revolution: for her mother, for her sister, for herself.

Run, Amber. Run.

Run, Rebel is a world premiere adaptation of Manjeet Mann’s celebrated novel. Following the acclaimed productions of Noughts and Crosses, Crongton Knights and The Bone Sparrow, Pilot Theatre brings another spellbinding adaptation of the very best recent young adult fiction to the stage. Combining physical theatre and mesmerising visuals, and performed by a multi-talented ensemble, this promises to be another landmark co-production made especially for audiences of 11+.

Co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal.


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  • Wheelchair accessible


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