When The Rain Stops Falling


 “…but both Katherine Nesbitt’s fine, forceful production – with its running motif of umbrellas used as signposts to dates and places – and Bovell’s stunning text, approach it with a poetic energy and eloquence that completely grip the attention.” – Joyce McMillan

When the Rain Stops Falling
by Andrew Bovell

Directed by Katherine Nesbitt, produced by Makeshift Broadcast
Designed by Emma K Fitzgibbon

Cast: Robert Benison, Jane Black, Serena Day, Alan MacKenzie,  Clare Marcie, Camille Marmié, John Michael-Love

Changing House, Tron Theatre , Glasgow
Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th February 2015

“The past is a mystery. And yet perhaps it will be easier to explain than the fish.”

Moving from 1950s London to the Australian desert in 2039, When the Rain Stops Falling charts a legacy of abandonment, mysterious disappearances and fish soup in an epic drama that spans four generations across two continents.  The sins of the father are visited on the son as secrets and lies send one young man across the hemispheres in search of answers whilst a worldwide environmental disaster unfolds.

Press for When The Rain Stops Falling:
“its emotional intensity and poignant sense of transience mark it out as something very special.”
★ ★ ★ ★ (Telegraph)

“…what emerges is a pervasive sense of loss and loneliness as fathers disappear and mothers retreat into their own world.”
★ ★ ★ ★ (Guardian)

Press for Makeshift Broadcast’s work:
“a gentle, affable and unexpectedly moving performance”
★ ★ ★ ★ (Scotsman on Putting Words in my Mouth)

“an interesting and sharp-witted work-in-progress about the bourgeois psychology of “doing something” about climate change”
★ ★ ★ ★ (The Herald on Unknown Unknowns)

*Trigger warning* There is some discussion of child sexual abuse in this play

Audience Feedback – WTRSF – You can download a copy of our feedback form here and email it to: makeshift.broadcast@gmail.com if you didn’t get one on the night or wanted a chance to think about your feedback!

Programme – WTRSF – you  can also download an electronic copy of the programme here.

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