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When the Rain Stops Falling at Theatre Works
When the Rain Stops Falling at Theatre Works
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When the Rain Stops Falling at Theatre Works

St Kilda, VIC
2hrs 30min (inc interval)
Recommended age 15+.
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About When the Rain Stops Falling at Theatre Works

Alice Springs. 2039. A fish falls from the sky – it still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days, the apocalypse looms ever closer and Gabriel York knows something is wrong.

When the Rain Stops Falling unfolds like a puzzle to be solved. Told through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations; between a prediction in London 1959 and its outcome in Australia eighty years later.

This intricate, multi-layered story explores betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. Where damage to the planet serves as a metaphor for the damage inflicted from generation to generation.

Writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana, After Dinner, Anthem) has created an epic and powerful piece of magic realism, which asks the question: do we have the capacity to address the damage of the past in the future? First performed in 2008, the play has become increasingly relevant as the world faces the impacts of climate change and global warming.

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the Green Room Award, 2008, and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work in 2009.

Written and Created by Andrew Bovell Directed by Briony Dunn Performed by Heather Bolton, Lucie Chaix, Esther van Doornum, Francis Greenslade, Darvy Kent, Margaret Mills, Alex Pinder

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"A work of great complexity, insight and sorrow." Australian Stage

"A spellbinding saga." The Australian

"A gloriously written and gripping script that is dramatically unpredictable and yet piercingly beautiful."ARTSHUB

"A bold and sensitive play... exudes a sense of wonder and mystery. Shrewd and sharp and genuinely moving." The Times

“Andrew Bovell's beautiful subtle play weaves a slow irresistible spell. An extraordinary play: Sad, wise, moving and, finally, hopeful.” Financial Times

Run time

2hrs 30min (inc interval)

Start date

July 11th, 2021

End date

August 8th, 2021

Genre

Theatre, St. Kilda

Venue

Theatre Works

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