This show finished on Saturday 09 February 2019, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.
‘You’re not sure if it’s today or tomorrow or yesterday. And who can blame you for that. They’re all much the same.’
Andrew Bovell’s multi-award-winning epic family drama ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’ follows the lives of four generations of two families, as they are forced to understand the shattering, untold impact their terrible deeds have had upon their lives. Set in both grey, claustrophobic London and the wild and dangerous Australian bush, we follow 28-year-old Gabriel Law as he confronts his disconnected, alcoholic mother, who refuses to tell him how and why his father disappeared when he was a boy. We watch Gabriel retrace his father’s footsteps, fall in love and seemingly find peace before he realises just how much the past has shaped his tragic future. All of this happens against a backdrop of a catastrophic and universal world event - the incessant falling of rain - which threatens to wipe out humanity entirely.
While addressing themes of free will and inherited trauma, the relevance of Bovell’s nod to the threat of climate change is clear, making the contemporary context of ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’ all the more believable and urgent.
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