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About When the Rain Stops Falling

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) has created an epic and powerful piece of magic realism, which ask the question: do we have the capacity to address the damage of the past in the future?

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

Run Time

1hr 30min

Start Date

End Date


WARNINGS (15+): Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Sexual References, Smoke & Haze Effects, Loud Noises, Strobe Effects

A gloriously written and gripping script that is dramatically unpredictable and yet piercingly beautiful.
Arts Hub
A work of great complexity, insight and sorrow.
Australian Stage
A spellbinding saga.
The Australian

Theatre Works

14 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182

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