Run Amok was co-founded by Izzy and Jonathan Patton in 2013 in Aberystwyth, their first production was Phaedra’s Love by Sarah Kane at the Castle Theatre in Aberystwyth.
Since its formation, Run Amok has toured both England and Wales with the following productions: Fastest Clock in the Universe (2013), 4:48 Psychosis (2013-2014), Flowers of the Dead Red Sea (2014), Debris (2015) and Hang by debbie tucker green in 2017 (which made the British Theatre Guide’s Top 5 Welsh Theatre Productions for 2017). In 2019, Nerida Bradley joined the company as co-artistic director.
Izzy was interviewed for the book debbie tucker green: Critical Perspectives edited by Sian Adiseshiah and Jaqueline Bolton.
In 2020, Run Amok were about to embark on a national tour of Elinor Cook’s Microwave which sadly got cancelled due to the pandemic. Run Amok is in the process of being closed as a company due to its members embarking on new projects and forming new companies
Under the Sun/Dan Yr Haul
Under the Sun/Dan Yr Haul was founded in 2016 and is a bilingual festival-going Applied Theatre company. Since its formation, the company has run workshops at Green Man Festival, Shambala, Brainchild, Fire in the Mountain and OneTribe Festival.
Under the Sun/Dan Yr Haul have also facilitated arts projects with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Library and the National Museum of Wales.
The company’s aim is to make accessible workshops for all ages and abilities. Some examples are: Welsh Myths and Storytelling, Songwriting, Change Through Chinwags: How To Facilitate Difficult Conversations, An Immersive Inter-galactic Superhero Conference and Learning Welsh Through Drama.