Pilot Theatre presents

Run, Rebel

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Mar, 2023 Archive
Run, Rebel is a world premier adaptation of Manjeet Mann’s celebrated novel. Following the acclaimed productions of Noughts and Crosses, Crongton Knights and The Bone Sparrow.

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.

Pilot Theatre brings another spellbinding adaptation of the very best of recent young adult fiction to Derby Theatre. 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.


Main House


Time: 6:00pm, 10:30am & 1:30pm
Performance duration: 2 hours 10 mins
Age guidance: 11+
Advisories: Contains depictions of violence, alcoholism, bullying & discrimination and some strong language.

Production Trailer

Run, Rebel (2023) - On Tour Production Trailer


Pushpinder Chani
Kiran Raywilliams
Jessica Kaur
Asha Kingsely
Simran Kular
Hannah Millward


Novel by

Manjeet Mann


Tessa Walker


Debbie Duru

Lighting Designer

Ben Cowens

Video Designer

Daniel Denton

Associate Video Designer

Ben Glover

Sound Designer

Yvonne Gilbert


Niraj Chag

Movement Director

Kuldip Singh-Barmi

Associate Movement Director

Ayesha Fazal

Casting Director

Olivia Barr

Casting Consultant

Polly Jerrold Casting

Casting Associate

Francesca Tennant

Staff Director

Neeta Singh