Different Stages closes its 2014-2015 season with When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. The story takes place between two worlds, between a prediction in 1959 and its outcome eighty years later, through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations.
Gabriel Law leaves London for the wild coast of South Australia, determined to retrace his father Henry’s footsteps in an attempt to unravel the mystery of his disappearance when he was only a boy.
He meets a vulnerable young woman named Gabrielle, and together they journey into the vastness of the Australian desert, sharing their stories and falling in love. Through their interweaving narratives we are led back to the future, to a time of unceasing rain and a day when fish fall from the sky.
Leaping from the intimate to the epic, When the Rain Stops Falling has been widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Australian plays of the decade, winning Andrew Bovell the Sydney Theatre Award in 2009 for Best New Work.
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