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Based on the hugely popular online game RuneScape, join Lance_054 (the first 53 were taken) on a quest where the audience choose what happens next! Whether you’re an experienced player or a total noob, Gigglemug Theatre present an interactive musical which will have the whole family laughing from start to finish.
RuneSical was one of 8 musicals selected to be part of MTFest 2022 at The Turbine Theatre. The show premiered in 2022 at the Gilded Balloon, marking Gigglemug Theatre’s return to the Edinburgh Fringe after 4 years. We made it onto both WhatsOnStage and The Crush Bar’s lists of the top musicals to see & The Stage, The List and Theatre Weekly’s pick of the Fringe!
In 2023, RuneSical transferred to The Town & Gown Theatre, Cambridge & Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London for its final performances where it received a Standing Ovation Nom from London Pub Theatres. We adored collaborating with Jagex (the creators of RuneScape) on this project and even got to stage a couple of private performances for them along the way!
RuneSical is now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube and you can click between videos to decide where the characters go next! The recording made it into The Guardian’s pick of best theatre to stream and you can have a read of what RuneScape themselves had to say about the show here.
Cast & Creatives
Book, Lyrics & Music by Sam Cochrane & Alex Prescot
Directed & Produced by Sam Cochrane & Alex Prescot
Associate Director Lizzie Manwaring
Musical Direction by Amy Hsu
Arrangement by Tom Slade
Lighting Design by Damian Robertson
Publicity by Conor Jatter
Set by Doug Cairns
Jenna Sian O'Hara
Lydia Barton Lovett
Recorded live at The Town & Gown Theatre
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"Definitely the names to watch."
“Intriguing, ingenious, funny and fun! Perfect for gamers and non-gamers alike!”
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