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When the Rain Stops Falling

Theatre Theatre Works , St Kilda Monday July 12 2021 - Saturday July 31 2021
A bearded man stands in front of a dark black background. He is wearing a navy blue raincoat and holding a black umbrella in one hand and a red fish in the other.
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Time Out says

Experience this urgent tale of climate change reflected through a familial microcosm from the writer behind 'Lantana'

There's a strong magical realism tradition in Australian storytelling. Our country is ripe for visual metaphors and surreal motifs and has a landscape that has been inspiring fantastical yarns for time immemorial. When the Rain Stops Falling, a play written by Andrew Bovell (Lantana) and first performed in 2008, turns the magical lens on to the issue of the past decade: climate change. Now, the play is rearing its head in the fraught context of 2021 with a production from Iron Lung Theatre and Theatre Works, directed by Briony Dunn and starring Francis Greenslade.

When the Rain Stops Falling opens in an Alice Springs of the future and dives back through the history of a multi-generational family. It skips from 2039 Alice Springs to 1959 London and beyond, following Gabriel Law who attempts to solve the ongoing mystery of his father's disappearance and the ripples felt throughout four generations of relatives. There are curious happenings like a fish falling from the sky in the middle of the desert and an ominous analogy of a family's generational trauma enacting the parallel trauma inflicted on our planet. 

Intrigued? This award-winning story will hit the Theatre Works Stage from July 12 to 31. Book your tickets and find out more here.


By: Time Out in association with Iron Lung Theatre and Theatre Works



Venue name: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland St
St Kilda
Price: $25- $45 + BF

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