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When The Rain Stops Falling

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When the Rain Stops Falling

By Andrew Bovell

Director Eric Loren
Accent Coach Rebecca Gausnell
Production Supervisor Shaz McGee
Costume Supervisor Carmel Hall
Sound Designer Benjamin Grant
Movement Coach Vanessa Ewan
Voice Coach Claudette Williams

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting students working alongside students from BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

NB Scott Afton and Robbie Fletcher-Hill share roles and will alternate each performance as follows:

Gabriel York Robbie Fletcher-Hill (Monday evening, Friday matinee) Scott Afton (Wednesday matinee, Thursday evening, Saturday evening) 
Andrew Price Scott Afton (Monday evening, Friday matinee) Robbie Fletcher-Hill (Wednesday matinee, Thursday evening, Saturday evening)


Andrew Bovell's multi award-winning play When The Rain Stops Falling is a heartrending drama about family, betrayal and forgiveness, spanning four generations and two hemispheres.

Its characters are weighed down by fragments of their past that metastasize across generations to resurface with unsettling inevitability. As intimate as it is apocalyptic. A piece-by-piece puzzle 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.

'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

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Designer Piper Maru
Lighting Designer Olivia Wilson
Video Designer Patrick Krause

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Production Manager Victoria Bilson
Stage Manager Tom Fleming
Deputy Stage Manager Mollie Porteous
Assistant Stage Managers Suzie Dubowski, Tobias Millard
Technical Manager Leonie Hertig
Chief LX Declan Doyle
Deputy Chief LX Jack Coker
Production Sound Engineers Beth Duke, Will Thompson
Prop Maker Benjamin Thwaites


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All performances take place in the Webber Douglas Studio.


Monday 12 March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 March, 2.30pm
Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm
Friday 16 March, 2.30pm
Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm


Download the event programme below (PDF, 483KB)

Other information

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

12 Mar 2018 - 7:30pm to 17 Mar 2018 - 7:30pm

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