When the Rain Stops Falling

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Nick Hern Books, 2009 - Drama - 80 pages
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An epic play spanning four generations and two hemispheres, 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.
Andrew Bovell's award-winning play 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.

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An amazingly powerful play - part family saga, part mystery - mystical and surreal. After seeing it in production, I could not stop thinking about it for days. Read full review

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Andrew Bovell is a critically acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter.His theatre credits include Things I Know To Be True (Frantic Assembly and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, 2016); The Secret River (Sydney Theatre Company, 2013 Sydney Festival and 2016 national tour, winner of six Helpmann Awards including Best Play, as well as Best New Work Sydney Theatre Awards); When the Rain Stops Falling (Brink Production/State Theatre Company, 2008 Adelaide Festival, Almeida Theatre, Lincoln Centre NYC, winner of five Lucille Lortell Awards). Earlier works include Speaking in Tongues and Holy Day .Film credits include Strictly Ballroom , A Most Wanted Man , Edge of Darkness , Blessed , Lantana , and Head On . Author photo by Stephen Butler

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