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When The Rain Stops Falling

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The University of Cambridge encapsulates the expansive beauty of Andrew Bovell's most ambitious play in this five star production. Read More >

“I do not believe in God. I don’t believe in miracles. I cannot explain how a fish can fall from the sky in a town surrounded by desert…”
In Alice Springs in the year 2039, fish are almost extinct. Rainfall is incessant. But one day, a fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York.

Spanning four generations and two hemispheres, from the claustrophobia of a 1950s London flat to the windswept coast of South Australia and into the heart of the Australian desert, follow Gabriel’s ancestors into a past that merges with the present and the future.

When The Rain Stops Falling won the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. This five star production from the University of Cambridge encapsulates the expansive beauty of Andrew Bovell’s most ambitious play, as the landscapes that separate us become a chance for redemption.



Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/04/2013

Opening Night: 09/04/2013

Closing Night: 14/04/2013

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Cast & Creative


Director - Emma Stirling

Producer - University of Cambridge

Author - Andrew Bovell