When the Rain Stops Falling

Cast: 4f 5m (4f 3m possible)

Staging: Flexible staging (multiple locations)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848420342Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780013718Publication Date:
23 Jun 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Adelaide, Australia, 2008; Almeida Theatre, London, 2009

When the Rain Stops Falling

By Andrew Bovell

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A heartrending drama about family, betrayal and forgiveness, spanning four generations and two hemispheres. From the writer of the award-winning film Lantana.

When the Rain Stops Falling moves from the claustrophobia of a London flat in 1959 to the windswept coast of southern Australia, and into the heart of the Australian desert in 2039.

It interweaves a series of connected stories as seven people confront the mysteries of their past in order to understand their future, revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on. Until finally, as the desert is inundated with rain, one young man finds the courage to defy the legacy.

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling was commissioned and first produced by Brink Productions in Australia. It was premiered at the Scott Theatre, University of Adelaide, in February 2008.

The play received its European premiere at the Almeida Theatre, London, in May 2009.

Press Quotes

'Superb... fiendishly ingenious... utterly compelling'

Guardian

'A work of gripping mystery and emotional depth... something very special'

Daily Telegraph

'Extraordinary... grabs you by its imagination, its heartrending originality, its tragic vision'

Sunday Telegraph

Cast: 4f 5m (4f 3m possible)

Staging:Flexible staging (multiple locations)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848420342Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780013718Publication Date:
23 Jun 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Andrew Bovell:

The Secret River (stage version)
Speaking in Tongues
Things I Know To Be True

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