When the Rain Stops Falling – a multimedia theatre project
31st December 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.