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Run Rabbit Run  

Run Rabbit Run $20.90 ex GST
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When the National Rugby League thought they could jettison the Rabbitohs to streamline their competition they were in for a shock. South Sydney, a proud club that had won more premierships than any other, refused to lie down. Valentine’s play is a verbatim piece about the battle to overturn the decision. Based on extensive interviews with both the public faces of the campaign and the grassroots supporters, this is a story of passion and politics that goes beyond football. For when South Sydney came out fighting they proved the importance of community and the power of momentum. Their battle in the courts and streets of Sydney captured the imagination of the wider population as they successfully fought to regain the right to play league football at the top level.

  • Listen to Alana Valentine - on verbatim theatre, and her inspiration for Run Rabbit Run
  • Listen to Kate Gaul - director of the world premiere production of  Run Rabbit Run at Belvoir in 2004 - talk about  preserving the authenticity of the ‘real people’   represented in the play.
  • Listen to Eliza Loganstar of the world premiere of  Run Rabbit Run,as she explains the differences between working on a verbatim text as opposed to a wholly imagined play.
  • Listen to Brian Thomson,  set designer for the world premiere production of  Run Rabbit Run, talking about the approach he took to designing for the Belvoir stage.
  •    Performance history at AusStage

Cast : 6M, 4F
Performance Rights :

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-747-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


ALANA VALENTINE’s most recent award nomination is the Nick Enright Prize for Drama (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2017) for Ladies Day. She is the recipient of two Errols (Tasmanian Theatre Awards, 2017) for The Tree Widows, which was awarded Best Writing (Professional Production) and the overall Judges’ Award for her ‘creative integration of community, culture and heritage’. Alana was also nominated for an Errol for Best Director (Professional Production) for The Tree Widows. In 2017 Alana is again working with Bangarra Dance Theatre as dramaturg on Bennelong, after successful collaborations on their productions Patyegarang and ID. Barbara and the Camp Dogs, co-written with Ursula Yovich, will be produced by Belvoir in December 2017. In November 2017, Venus Theatre Company (USA) will world premiere Alana’s play The Ravens. An extensive national tour of Letters to Lindy is planned for 2018. Alana’s website is

By Alana Valentine, from Currency Press - see all