When the Rain Stops Falling – a multimedia theatre project

Work has  started on our multimedia  production of Andrew Bovell’s  epic postmodern play, When the Rain Stops Falling  –  a 2017 Being Human Award project.

At our  first Research and Development weekend  Liz Swift, Simon Turner and  Tim Newton met with  practitioners  from Red Dog theatre company to explore  how multiple video projections and soundscapes  can  be  used in  creating  an immersive interpretation of this  contemporary Australian play.

We  are  currently  experimenting with using moving projections and  shadows to capture  the Australian landscape  and some  extreme  climate conditions  —- the play is  partly  set in a future Alice Springs where the  weather alternates between rain and  snow!  We  are exploring various techniques to  make the  audiences feel that they are  at the centre of the  story and  immersed  by its  various environments.  The piece  will  be  performed  by a company of seven actors  and  will  tour the UK in Autumn.  A  work in progress showing  sections of the play will be presented at Oxstalls on Friday April 6th and  anyone interested in coming along  to  see it  should contact Liz for more details on eswift@glos.ac.uk.

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