I Run

Theatre (solo show, international)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Below
  • 13:55
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Cut the Cord
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language, strobe lighting and themes that some may find distressing.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief. A dad loses his six-year old daughter to cancer and his world falls apart. He starts running to deal with his loss. He runs to try and find the point where he no longer runs, but soars – the point where he is close to her again. I Run is a fast-paced and moving one-man play about how you survive the death of your child. It explores how exercise can improve mental health and why we find it so hard to talk about death.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. 5 steps down to venue or Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Sean Davis 110 days ago

I Run (*****)
A long distance runner uses his training for a marathon as a way to deal with the death of his six year-old daughter. You would think that the use of a treadmill on stage would feel like a cheap, theatrical device, but it work surprisingly well to reflect his emotional states. I normally do not like plays that jump around chronologically, but a video screen indicating the time in days away from her death allowed such time changes to work well.

This was the 8th most enjoyable of the 129 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Charl Van Wyk 113 days ago

Stunning, brilliant and heartbreaking.

Max Keeble delivers a stunning performance as a father dealing with grief - the grief of a father loosing a daughter.
The writing is tight and devastatingly accurate. I’ve worked with grieving parents for many years and this is their story.

Every parent should see this show and go home and hug their children.
Death is inevitable and we don’t have enough conversations about it; until we have to. Well done to all involved in this magnificent production.

Award winning production. Five stars plus.

Anna 124 days ago

People don't come to the Fringe to see this kind of show - but they should! Some of the best acting I've ever seen. The themes of loss and grief are extremely well handled and the performance will move you to tears. I would thoroughly recommend but only if you are prepared to be emotionally manipulated. Five stars

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 108 days ago

It’s a haunting watch. Keeble is confined by the running machine, a performance taking place literally only on two square metres of stage.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 112 days ago

Sweat flies off Max Keeble's forehead. He has been racing for an hour. In Line Mørkeby’s one-man show, a father runs as a coping mechanism, having lost his 6-year-old daughter to leukemia. On a running machine placed centre stage, Keeble rarely takes a break. The rotating thread of the machine...

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 112 days ago

By the end, I had tears running down my face, the woman next to me was sobbing, there were people in front of me in tears and the row of seats was shaking.

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FringeReview 115 days ago

A one man solo performed entirely on an exercise treadmill throughout the entire show, telling the story of extreme grief and loss through dramatic and breath holding flips through time. Life has become marked by before and after Day 0. The day when everything changed forever. Max Keeble performs this...

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Total Theatre 120 days ago

I Run tells the story of a man grieving for his dead daughter, and his discovery of running as a coping mechanism. Standing on a treadmill facing the audience, dressed in running gear, flanked by two fluorescent skylights that cover him in a stark and clinical light, the bereaved father...

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