Theatre Works and Iron Lung Theatre present

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

by Andrew Bovell

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27 APRIL - 14 MAY 2022

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Theatre Works

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.

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.

DURATION

130 MINUTES (NO INTERVAL)

WARNINGS

15+ adult themes, sexual references, smoke machine, haze machine, loud noises

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 27 April, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 28 April, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 29 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 30 April, 7:30pm
Tuesday 3 May, 7:30pm
Wednesday 4 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 5 May, 7:30pm
Friday 6 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 7 May, 7:30pm
Tuesday 10 May, 7:30pm
Wednesday 11 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 12 May, 7:30pm
Friday 13 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 14 May, 7:30pm

"All these years later, Bovell's play has only gained in eminence and power. Some of the work's technical brilliance is awe-inspiring." TIME OUT MELBOURNE, 2021

"Not one to miss if you enjoy thought provoking, captivating storytelling." THEATRE TRAVELS, 2021

Written and Created by
ANDREW BOVELL
Directed by
BRIONY DUNN
Cast
HEATHER BOLTON, LUCIE CHAIX, ESTHER VAN DOORNUM, FRANCIS GREENSLADE, DARCY KENT, MARGARET MILLS AND ALEX PINDER
Lighting Design
CLARE SPRINGETT
Sound Design
DARRIN VERHAGEN
Production Manager
JULIA LANDBERG
Stage Manager
NATASHA MARICH
Set Design
GREG CLARKE
Costume Design
BETTY AUHL
Movement Director
CORY DERRICK
Associate Artists
KIMBERLEY HEBERLEY AND STEPHANIE GHAJAR
Producers
ESTHER VAN DOORNUM, HUGH OWENS, PAUL PANDELIS, KATHRYN HOUSE, LIZ DUNN AND LINDA HERD
Publicity
ELEANOR HOWLETT | SASSY RED PR