Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Award winning theatre company On The Run return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their third show The Rebirth of Meadow Rain, written and performed by the company’s Artistic Director Hannah Moss. A darkly comic piece exploring emotional abuse, the show follows Meadow Rain and her relationship with Terry. How they met and fell in love, moved in together, planned their future and how, at first, he changed her for the good. But slowly, and with a creeping sense of realisation, it transpires that all is not as it seems. This visceral and interdisciplinary piece seeks to change perceptions of emotional abuse and what a victim can look like. The Rebirth of Meadow Rain runs from Fri 2 - Mon 26 August at the Pleasance Bunker One.
Meadow Rain is sardonic, outlandish and full of childish excitement. Dressed up for a wild night on the town, her messy hair and short sequined dress shows that she has very little regard for what people think of her. Her wild and anarchic lifestyle includes her three favourite things: her best friend Miranda, her oversized pet hermit crab, Crabbie and raving to Jax Jones all night. Meadow’s spirit is infectious and she has the audience playing games and interacting with the story from the start of the piece. It’s hard to believe at first that this is a show about abuse and that she could have ever been a victim.
Terry was a modern man – outwardly caring, a vegan eco-warrior, a self-styled feminist and a talented bread-maker. But Terry was controlling; the extent of it and the details of their relationship are revealed as we get to know Meadow Rain. Meadow wants to talk to her audience about him: do they recognise his behaviour? Have they experienced it before? Or perhaps even, the hardest question of all, have they ever acted like this before?
Hannah Moss is an actor, comedian and theatre-maker from London. Trained at Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Hannah has toured nationally and internationally with her theatre company On The Run. Their production So It Goes received rave reviews across the board and was part of the British Council Showcase in 2015, touring to venues such as the Southbank Centre, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Crucible (Sheffield) and the New Wolsey. Aside from working on The Rebirth of Meadow Rain, Hannah is an alumnus of The Soho Theatre Cabaret and Drag course and is the Producer and Host of regular Drag King night Bling It On at Above The Arts Cabaret Club.
The Rebirth of Meadow Rain has been made with support from the Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre Young Company 2018 and Blue Elephant Theatre. Other partners include charity UK Says No More, a national awareness raising campaign, working together with their 350+ partners, to change societal narrative towards Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.
‘I've never seen a depiction of grief which is as deft, daring, amusing and moving as this one.’ ★★★★★ The Times
‘One of this year's breakthrough shows... A perfectly formed fringe-sized gem' ★★★★ The Independent
‘This young company have a very bright future’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Fest