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by andrew bovell

When the Rain Stops Falling

2 - 18 MARCH | THEATRE WORKS | WITH THEATRE WORKS
When the Rain Stops Falling

VENUE

by andrew bovell

Alice Springs. 2039. A fish falls from the sky - it still smells of the sea. It’s been raining for days 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.

Theatre Works

DURATION

2 Hours No Interval

WARNINGS

Adult themes, sexual references, smoke, loud noises, strobe lighting

About
DATES + TIMES

Thursday 2 March: 7:30pm 1st preview
Friday 3 March: 7:30pm 2nd preview
Saturday 4 March: 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT

Tuesday 7 March: 7:30pm
Wednesday 8 March: 7:30pm
Thursday 9 March: 7:30pm
Friday 10 March: 7:30pm
Saturday 11 March: matinee 1pm / 7:30pm

Tuesday 14 March: 7:30pm
Wednesday 15 March: 7:30pm
Thursday 16 March: 7:30pm
Friday 17 March: 7:30pm
Saturday 18 March 7:30pm

This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.

Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.

Dates
TICKETS

FULL PRICE

$45.00

CONCESSION*

$35.00

PREVIEW

$28.00

20 at $20**

$20.00

MOB TIX

$20.00

*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders

**Limited to 20 tickets per performance

Tickets
CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Briony Dunn

CAST
Heather Bolton, Lucie Chaix, Esther van Doornum​, Francis Greenslade, Darcy Kent, Margaret Mills, Alex Pinder

LIGHTING DESIGN
Clare Springett ​

SET DESIGN
Greg Clarke

COSTUME DESIGN
Betty Auhl

SOUND DESIGN
Darrin Verhagen

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Cory Derrick

PROJECTION DESIGNER
Justin Gardham

PROPS ASSISTANT
Hahnie Goldfinch

PRODUCERS
Esther van Doornum, Hugh Owens,
Paul Pandelis, Liz Dunn, Linda Herd, Kathryn House

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Julia Landberg

Credits
MEET THE ARTIST -
Francis Greenslade

Francis is a well know actor and performer. He has worked with Shaun Micallef in many television shows including The Micallef Program’, ‘Welcher & Welcher’, ‘Micallef Tonight’ and ‘Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell’. Francis has also appeared on TV show such as ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Water Rats’, ‘The Games’ and ‘Winners & Losers’. Francis has appeared in numerous productions for the Melbourne Theatre Company. He recently starred in ‘33 Variations’ along side Ellen Burstyn and in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ for Melbourne Theatre Company. Greenslade teaches acting at The National Theatre Drama School and at the Film & Television Studio International.

Meet the Artist
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