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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 When the Rain Stops Falling
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'It begins with a miracle. On a rainy day in Alice Springs in 2039 a fish falls like manna from heaven to bless the reunion of a father with his long lost son. Perhaps it's a sign that the pattern of betrayal and abandonment that began on another rainy day in London in 1959 will come to an end.

'Who'll stop the rain? Andrew Bovell's award-winning When the Rain Stops Falling is powerful storytelling in which the voices of our past echo into our future.' (Publisher's blurb)

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • World premiere at Scott Theatre, Adelaide, from 23 February to 15 March 2008. Director: Chris Dummond.

    Also produced at the Almeida Theatre, London, 14 May to 4 June 2009. Director: Michael Attenborough. And scheduled for an off-Broadway production at The Lincoln Center Theater in March 2010. Director: David Cromer.

  • Performed at the Browns Mart Theatre, Darwin 8 March, 2016.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: xvii, 58p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9780868198460 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Return of Rain Ends Dry Spell Louise Nunn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 April 2016; (p. 17)
A Delicate and Fragile Dance Chris Drummond , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 45-50)
Family Lally Katz , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 23-27)
Trust Jan Chapman , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 17-20)
A Lesson in Subterfuge Patricia Cornelius , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Andrew Bovell : The Alchemy of Collaboration 2015; (p. 5-9)
Entrancing Journey in Time, and through Lives Bound by Mystery Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of When the Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell , 2008 single work drama
Fishing for Answers Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of When the Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell , 2008 single work drama
Untitled John Bailey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 October 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of When the Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell , 2008 single work drama
Reigning Playwright's Future Tense Martin Ball , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of When the Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell , 2008 single work drama
Confusion Rains in This Gloomy Epic Michael Coveney , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent , 28 May 2009; (p. 16, 17)

— Review of When the Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell , 2008 single work drama
Family Ties in an Age of Melancholy Samela Harris , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 September 2007; (p. 9)
One for the Team Louise Nunn , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 February 2008; (p. 11)
Instant Classic to Become Toast of London Bryce Hallett , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 March 2009; (p. 19)
Bryce Hallett reports on a planned production at London's Almeida Theatre of Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling. The cast for the production will be mainly English actors, but will also feature Australians Leah Purcell and Simon Burke.
It Never Rains, It Pours Bryce Hallett , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 April 2009; (p. 8-9)
Man of Fertile Ideas Casts Spell on a Dry Space Clare Morgan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 May 2009; (p. 12)

Awards

2009 winner Victorian Green Room Awards New Writing for the Australian Stage
2009 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work Nominated for the 2009 Sydney Theatre Company and Brink Productions production.
2009 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production Nominated for the 2009 Sydney Theatre Company and Brink Productions production.
2009 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2009 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
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