Stoke Newington Literary Festival

December 2016

On the panel at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival with Andrew Logan.

jenny runacre stoke newington literary festival

Battle of Soho

December 2016

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho a film about the ongoing battle between the residents of Soho and the Developers.  On at the Curzon Cinema Soho on December 15th 2016 – directed by Aro Karol.

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho

Jenny Runacre in Battle of Soho

English National Ballet’s film “Curing Albrecht”

December 2016

Jenny Runacre as Myrtha in the English National Ballet’s film “Curing Albrecht” directed and choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright.

Jenny Runacre as Myrtha

Enter Queen Lear

December 2016

Playing the Queen Lear  from “Enter Queen Lear” by Timeri N Murari  on at the Drayton Arms Theatre, SW5 0LJ.   A Streetwise Film Production directed by Simone Vause.

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Jenny Runacre (seated) and Charlotte Winder

Jenny Runacre - Enter Queen Lear

Playing the Queen Lear

 

The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

January 2016

Jenny will be appearing in The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 7th to the 19th of March.

jenny runacre in The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

 

Also appearing are…Claire Louise Amias as the Vampire, Jamie Birkett as the Broken Doll, Billy Clarke as the Frankenstein Monster, Jonathan Rigby as the Devil and James Swanton as the Ghost, with Grace Ker as the Ticket Inspector.

The play is written by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Sean Hogan, Kim Newman, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman and Lisa Tuttle. It’s a Bad Bat Production, produced by Ellen Gallagher and Steve Jordan.

Book your tickets here

Alternate Miss World

October 2014

My outfit for the opening number of Andrew Logan’s ‘Alternative Miss World’ which was on at the Globe Theatre, Southbank on the 18th October 2014.

It was great fun!

Jenny Runacre - Photo by Saskia Mullins

Jenny Runacre – Photo by Saskia Mullins

Jenny Runacre - Photo by Saskia Mullins

Jenny Runacre – Photo by Saskia Mullins

Alternative Miss World Outfit

October 2014

This is a glimpse of my outfit for the opening number of Andrew Logan’s ‘Alternative Miss World’ which is on at the Globe Theatre, Southbank on the 18th October 2014.  Should be fun!

jennys outfit

Jenny’s outfit for the ‘Alternative Miss World’

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Tour Schedule 2013

October 2014

A review by a member of the audience of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, starring Jenny, currently touring the country

What was that all about?!!

Just got home from your production in Kendal…It was a one and a half hour psychotic episode. It was fucking crazy, mad, addictive.I think it should be part of the treatment in psychiatric hospitals. At first I thought ‘what the hell is going on?’, then I just went with it. Knowing Alice so well I really got the gist/thread and meaning of the experience…. or maybe I didn’t. Maybe I totally misunderstood the whole thing. The shouting and loud music was outrageous – Freeing me up – best therapy I’ve had in a long while… I could have shouted and screamed with all of you. Did me good. Made me feel that perhaps I’m not the only one who’s mad.

I’ve come away feeling energised, turned on (god, it even felt sexual… Maybe that’s because of Alice and Dodgson’s possible ‘relationship’?) and ever so slightly deranged in a comfortable sort of way.

I came along alone – probably for the best because I didn’t find myself worrying if everyone else was ok. I only had myself to look out for and I was doing fine.

Thank you all so much for the most fantastic experience…. Oh, maybe you were all laughing at me, the joke was on me!! I don’t care! I enjoyed myself and now I’m so hyped up I’ll never sleep tonight. I’m a “fully grown” woman of 53 and I feel like nothing on earth right now!!!!

By the way, loved all your clothes on inside out. Just another part of the madness?

All the best for the rest of your tour – I’ll look forward to seeing you all again some day.

Soup of the evening bea-ut-iful soup…
Katya

I will be touring with the Volcano Theatre Company. If you’re in the area do come along.

Lewis Carroll’s exquisitely deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure.

“It’s all about as curious as it can be.”

actress jenny runacre

Jenny Rehearsing

Plummet into an upside-down world where familiar things are made strange, with enchanting, hilarious and horrifying results.  Alice in Wonderland is about the behaviour of one generation seen through the eyes of another. It is about the everyday monstrousness of the world around us.

Volcano’s “brave, stupid and beautiful” brand of theatre is an explosive and colourful match for Lewis Carroll’s exquisitely deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure. Volcano brings you an all-woman cast and an older-than-usual Alice, and the strangeness of the world she encounters is rooted the insanities of our own culture and society. Approach the world with a child’s sense of wonder, and plunge with us down the rabbit-hole into a 21st-century asylum full of Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

WEEK DATE VENUE LOCATION
1 30 Sep-2 Oct Lighthouse POOLE
3 Oct Lakeside Theatre COLCHESTER
2 7-12 Oct Tobacco Factory Theatre BRISTOL
3 16 Oct Brewery Theatre KENDAL
17-19 Oct Clwyd Theatr Cymru MOLD
4 HOLIDAY
5 29 & 30 Oct Brighton Dome BRIGHTON
6 7-9 Nov Theatre Royal WINCHESTER
7 11 Nov Gulbenkian CANTERBURY
16 Nov Sherman Cymru CARDIFF
8 19 & 20 Nov Unity Theatre LIVERPOOL
 9 23 Nov Taliesin SWANSEA

Possible additional dates (not in Holiday week)
Dancehouse Manchester 1-3 nights within existing schedule
Exmouth Pavilion 1-2 nights within existing schedule

Credits

Cast
Ashleigh Packham
Mairi Phillips
Jenny Runacre
Holly Rivers
Reaya Sealey

Directed by Paul Davies
Design by Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Movement Direction Catherine Bennett
Production Manager Cassandra Broom

Hackney Festival

June 2013

I will be performing ‘At Least I’ve Got My Visual Stimulant’ at the Hackney Festival on Friday 15th June. If you’re in the area do come along.

New Radio Play

June 2012

I recorded a new topical radio play with The Wireless Theatre Company about the 1912 Olympics called ’26 Miles’ by Anthony Sergeant – I play Queen Alexandra and the production will be available to download free from the Wireless Theatre website this summer.