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  by Line Mørkeby

  translated by Kim Dambæk


Cut the Cord presents I RUN, a new Danish play by Line Mørkeby shining a light on how we talk about death. 


A dad loses his 6-year old daughter to cancer, and his world falls apart. He doesn’t know how to process the life-shattering void following her premature death. He starts running to deal with his loss. Only, he can’t stop. He runs through the pain, the memories and the grief 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, explosive and moving one-man play about running, grief and missing someone we love. 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.

I Run raises awareness of grief and how we cope with loss, aiming to improve the conversation about death, dying and grief. 

Running Time: 60 minutes



DAD: Max Keeble

ELLEN: Dolcie Quick (Voice)

Director: Camilla Gürtler

Writer: Line Mørkeby

Translation: Kim Dambæk

Designer: Niall McKeever

Assistant Designer: Emily Noble

Composer: Sarah Carton

Stage Manager: Charlotte Brown

Photo: Fay Summerfield

Graphic design: Sofi Lee-Henson


Produced in agreement with: International Performance Rights LTD


Special Thanks to:

The Danish Embassy UK, Children With Cancer, Puregym Waterloo, Nordiska, The British Council, The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, The DK UK Association, Drama Centre London.


Special mention:

We are raising awareness for Children With Cancer


And the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

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