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When the Rain Stops Falling, Paperback / softback Book

When the Rain Stops Falling Paperback / softback

Part of the NHB Modern Plays series

Paperback / softback


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.


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